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A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction book for 2011
One of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Mysteries of the Year 2011

Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there's only one surviving witness — the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: hes suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes.

It's the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again — ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

An international sensation, The Hypnotist is set to appear in thirty-seven countries, and it has landed at the top of bestseller lists wherever its been published — in France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Now it's America's turn. Combining the addictive power of the Stieg Larsson trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs, this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.

Review:

“The summer's likeliest new Nordic hit.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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“One convincing psychotic is about as much as most thriller writers can handle, but Kepler delivers them by the roomful. It makes you wonder where the Swedes have been keeping him/them all this time. I imagine a cabal of nefarious Stockholm publishers loading bulk orders of Larsson onto cargo planes bound for the U.S. while they rub their hands together over a copy of The Hypnotist stamped Not for Export. It's that good. It's the hard stuff.” Lev Grossman, Time

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“A worthy addition to the ever-expanding ranks of Scandinavian crime fiction. Expect caffeinated beverages, inclement weather, and severed limbs.” Entertainment Weekly

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“Maximum intensity, both psychological and physical, is packed into [this] story.” New York

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A New York Times Bestseller

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, Detective Inspector Joona Linna has been assigned to a gruesome triple homicide. The killer is still at large, and theres only one surviving witness — the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. With one hundred knife wounds on his body, the boy lies in a state of shock, scared into silence. Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. Its the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again — ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

About the Author

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for a literary couple who live and write in Sweden. Their novels, including The Nightmare and The Hypnotist, have been number-one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Holland, and Denmark. The forthcoming film version of The Hypnotist is directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules).

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Jeffrey Bluhm, March 28, 2013 (view all comments by Jeffrey Bluhm)
Antithesis of The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo
Everything that Stieg Larsson’s books are, this novel is not. Interesting characters, informative background details, realistic dialogue, intricate plotlines, believable twists, stunning and satisfying conclusion ��" this sophomoric text lacks all. Characters are poorly developed, behave inexplicably, and speak woodenly; at times the dialogue is painfully laughable. Numerous subplots are either meaningless or are not pursued, the main story (stories? ��" it’s hard to tell) wanders pointlessly, and few, if any, of the twists are relevant or interesting. If you speak/read only English, buy it in the original Swedish ��" at least at the end, you’ll maybe have picked up a few new words, and your time, unlike mine, won’t have been completely wasted.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250007582
Author:
Kepler, Lars
Publisher:
Picador
Author:
Long, Ann
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers/Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Subject:
noir
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111122
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 528 pages Picador - English 9781250007582 Reviews:
"Review" by , “The summer's likeliest new Nordic hit.”
"Review" by , “One convincing psychotic is about as much as most thriller writers can handle, but Kepler delivers them by the roomful. It makes you wonder where the Swedes have been keeping him/them all this time. I imagine a cabal of nefarious Stockholm publishers loading bulk orders of Larsson onto cargo planes bound for the U.S. while they rub their hands together over a copy of The Hypnotist stamped Not for Export. It's that good. It's the hard stuff.”
"Review" by , “A worthy addition to the ever-expanding ranks of Scandinavian crime fiction. Expect caffeinated beverages, inclement weather, and severed limbs.”
"Review" by , “Maximum intensity, both psychological and physical, is packed into [this] story.”
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Bestseller

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, Detective Inspector Joona Linna has been assigned to a gruesome triple homicide. The killer is still at large, and theres only one surviving witness — the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. With one hundred knife wounds on his body, the boy lies in a state of shock, scared into silence. Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. Its the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again — ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

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