The Hypnotist: A novel (Joona Linna #1) (Paperback)

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“Detective Inspector Joona Linna takes on a bizarre murder case when a young Swedish family is found brutally slain in their own home. Questioning the surviving witness is not an option, as the young boy's life hangs by a thread. What Linna needs is a hypnotist. Erik Maria Bark is that man, but the problem is he gave up practicing 10 years ago after a tragic accident. The detective won't take no for an answer, so Erik puts the boy in a trance. What happens next won't just threaten everything Erik has managed to rebuild, it will tear families apart, turn friends into bitter enemies, and rob Erik of Benjamin, his only son. Gritty, fast-paced, and impossible to put down.”
— Paula Longhurst, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

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YOUR MIND IS HIS PLAYGROUND.
 
A gruesome triple homicide. There’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes . . . and he can’t remember what happened.
The police are desperate for information. Detective Joona Linna enlists the help of hypnotist Erik Maria Bark. But when Bark unlocks the secrets in the boy’s memory, he triggers a terrifying chain of events that will put all their lives in jeopardy.

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 Nesbo).

Praise For…


Praise for The Hypnotist:

“Full of surprises and more than enough twists to keep those pages turning well into the night.” —NPR

“Compellingly grisly.” Vogue

“A gripping series of twists and turns. . . . A natural successor to the Stieg Larsson series.” Parade

 
“A pulse-pounding debut that’s already a native smash.” Financial Times (London)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525433125
ISBN-10: 0525433120
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: July 31st, 2018
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Joona Linna