Synopses & Reviews
A gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Joona Linna of the National Crime Police. There's only one surviving witness — the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. The only problem is, he's lapsed into a catatonic state.
Desperate for information, Linna enlists trauma expert Dr. Erik Maria Bark, hoping to hypnotize the boy and uncover the secrets locked in his memory. But, scarred by past experiences, Bark has sworn never to use hypnosis again. When the doctor breaks his promise, he triggers a terrifying chain of events that will put all their lives in jeopardy.
"Full of surprises and more than enough twists to keep those pages turning well into the night." NPR
"A pulse-pounding debut that's already a native smash." Financial Times (London)
"A gripping series of twists and turns....A natural successor to the Stieg Larsson series." Parade
About the Author
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym
of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho
Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling
Joona Linna series has sold more than twelve million copies in forty
languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they
adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several
acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Neil
Smith (acclaimed translator of Jo Nesbø).