HE’LL STEAL YOU IN YOUR SLEEP
The fourth gripping serial killer thriller in the No.1 bestselling Joona Linna series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo.
HE’S SWEDEN’S MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER.
Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff.
HE’LL LULL YOU INTO A SENSE OF CALM.
Mikael knows him as “the sandman”. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead.
HE HAS ONE TARGET LEFT.
When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a family; the man who wants Linna dead.
‘Sensational … like meeting Hannibal Lecter all over again – twice’ Lee Child
‘Kepler’s plots are always thrilling, but The Sandman is one of the most hair-raising crime novels published this year’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Hurtles along … full of nuanced detail which sets it far above the average thriller … You’ll be terrified’ EVENING STANDARD
Praise for Lars Kepler:
‘Terrifying and original’ SUN
‘A rollercoaster ride of a thriller full of striking twists’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Taking Europe by storm…ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness’ DAILY MAIL
‘Deeply scarifying stuff’ INDEPENDENT
‘Kepler has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul’ Lev Grossman, TIME
About the author
Lars Kepler is a No.1 bestselling international sensation, whose Joona Linna thrillers have sold more than 12 million copies in 40 languages. The first book in the series, The Hypnotist, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club and the most recent, Stalker, went straight to No.1 in Sweden, Norway, Holland and Slovakia.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.
Kepler (the pen name for the husband-and-wife writing team of Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril) proves that a gifted storyteller can make something memorable from an overused plot in his nail-biting fourth novel featuring Det. Insp. Joona Linna (after 2013's The Fire Witness). Jurek Walter has been confined to an ultrasecure psychiatric ward near Stockholm for 13 years after being convicted of just two of the more than 20 murders he is suspected of having committed. Joona, who has always believed that Jurek had an accomplice, is vindicated when Mikael Kobler-Frost, a crime writer's son who was thought to have been killed by Jurek, manages to escape captivity and provides some information about his captor, whom he calls the Sandman. Mikael's revelation that his sister, who disappeared with him, is also still alive prompts the police to attempt a dangerous gambit: sending Insp. Saga Bauer into Jurek's ward posing as a patient to try to get him to reveal enough information to rescue Felicia. Kepler doesn't pull any punches, and his care in creating characters will make readers deeply invested in their fates. 75,000-copy announced first printing.)
Gripping, a surprise around every corner.