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From the bestselling author of The Hypnotist and Stalker comes the second high-octane thriller featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna
He is an artist in terror
The lifeless body of a young woman is discovered on an abandoned boat. A man is found hanging alone in his apartment.
This is his masterpiece
Should the deaths be treated as suicide or murder? Four people know the answer. But a killer wants them dead.
And only one man can destroy it
Can Detective Inspector Joona Linna keep them alive long enough to find out the truth?
Praise for The Nightmare:
‘A high-octane, taut thriller’ Marie Claire
‘One of the most exciting Swedish crime novels of recent years…It doesn’t get much better than this’ Göteborgsposten
‘Intricate detective work and heart-ticking suspense’ Boston Globe
‘Joona Linna is quietly assured and as smart as a bag full of Morses’ Metro
Praise for Lars Kepler:
‘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
‘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 10 million copies in 40 languages. The first book in the series, The Hypnotist, was selected for the 2012 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.
Joona Linna looks into two bizarre deaths in Kepler's complex second novel featuring the Stockholm detective inspector (after 2011's The Hypnotist). Carl Palmcrona, the general director of the National Inspectorate of Strategic Products, which oversees military exports, is found hanged in an empty room in his house, while the Coast Guard discovers Penelope Fernandez drowned on a drifting motorboat in dry clothes. Linna senses there's more to both deaths than meets the eye, especially after Penelope's peace activist sister who wasn't one to keep her views on Sweden's arms export business to places like Sudan a secret goes missing. With the possible terrorist angle to consider, Linna must vie for control of the case with S po, the Swedish Security Service, and reluctantly joins forces with a 25-year-old female S po inspector. Fans of slow-burning Scandinavian crime fiction with troubled heroes will feel right at home with Kepler, the pseudonym of a Swedish literary couple.