‘It may take you a while to sleep after you finish it’ Daily Express
The most chilling and terrifying serial killer thriller of the year, from international bestseller Lars Kepler.
Sweden’s most notorious serial killer.
Jurek Walter was shot and killed years ago. The police moved on and managed to forget the darkness that had tainted their lives.
Has come back from the dead.
But now someone is leaving a trail of broken bodies across Sweden and the clues all point to Walter. Detective Joona Linna is convinced his worst nightmare is becoming a reality: the man who tore apart his family has returned to finish the job.
He doesn’t just kill you. He buries your loved ones alive.
When Joona’s partner is taken – and locked inside an underground coffin – he finds himself with an impossible choice: leave her to die or walk into the trap set by the only man he ever feared.
‘Wraps you in a cloak of darkness’ Daily Mail
‘A thrilling, terrifying, dark and disturbing read. Loved it’ Patricia Gibney, no.1 bestselling author of the Lottie Parker series
‘deeply visceral stuff… unputdownable.’ European Literature Network
‘Savage but irresistible’ Metro
‘Characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and credibly flawed with painful pasts’ Evening Standard
‘A thrilling, terrifying, dark and disturbing read. Loved it.’ Patricia Gibney, no.1 bestselling author of the Lottie Parker series
Praise for Lars Kepler:
‘The story is incredibly dark and the reader will be caught between wanting to turn the page to read on and being too scared to do so’ SUN
‘STALKER is terrifying yet hugely enjoyable to read but be warned, it may take you a while to sleep after you finish it’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘One of the most hair-raising crime novels published this year’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Hurtles along … full of nuanced detail which sets it far above the average thriller … You’ll be terrified’ EVENING STANDARD
‘Taking Europe by storm…ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness’ DAILY MAIL
‘Deeply scarifying stuff’ INDEPENDENT
‘Chillingly vicious’ MARIE CLAIRE
‘Brilliantly scary’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Kepler has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul’ Lev Grossman, TIME
‘A creepy and compulsive crime thriller’ MO HAYDER
‘Grips you round the throat until the final twist’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘An horrific and original read’ SUN
‘A rollercoaster ride of a thriller full of striking twists’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
About the author
Lars Kepler is a No.1 bestselling international sensation, whose Joona Linna thrillers have sold more than 14 million copies in 40 languages. The first book in the series, The Hypnotist, was selected for the 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.