The No 1 Scandinavian crime bestseller. Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock. Linna's running out of time. The killer's on the run and, seemingly, there are no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists disgraced specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again. As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna's case.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril & Alexander Ahndoril, both critically-acclaimed writers under their own names. Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril's first novel Stjarneborg (Castle of Stars) has been translated in several languages while Alexander Ahndoril's novel The Director, about Ingmar Bergman, was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They live in Sweden.The Hypnotist is the first in a series featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna.
'The thriller that's taking Europe by storm!ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness. It's stunning.' DAILY MAIL 'All the hallmarks of a classic!Tense, clever and multilayered!this is crime writing at its most devilishly involving.' MARIE CLAIRE 'If the post-Stieg Larsson boom was ebbing, Kepler promises to revitalise the genre by bringing a sulphurous whiff of Hannibal Lecter to this case!it's a pulse-pounding debut that is already a native smash.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'A genuine chiller!commanding and deeply scarifying stuff.' THE INDEPENDENT 'A rollercoaster ride of a thriller full of striking twists.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Riddled with irresistible, nail-biting suspense, this first-class Scandinavian thriller is one of the best I've ever read.' AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY 'An horrific and original read.' THE SUN
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