The Nightmare

The Nightmare

Paperback - 2013
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On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from a pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. The forensics team is sure she drowned. But the boat was afloat, with no trace of water on her body. The next day a man turns up dead in his apartment, hanging from a high lamp hook, with nothing near him to climb on. Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to danger.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2013.
Edition: First Picador edition.
ISBN: 9781250024107
Characteristics: 500, 19 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wideburg, Laura A. - Translator
Alternative Title: Paganinikontraktet. English.


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Aug 28, 2018

This 2nd book was even worse then the first one. I got 3/4's of the way through and was more than happy to return it. Ugh, where to begin. What is the plot? Who is this international arms dealer?? The hit man finds the witness in the most secret safe house within 8 hours?

People are comparing these authors with Stieg Larson, Joe Nesbo, Hakem Nessar? PPPllleeeaassseeee....

Nov 20, 2015

Exceptional, as always. Many twists and turns. The only thing is that sometime there are too much details, but that's ok, it's all part of the suspense making this book a book that you can't put down till you reach the end.

Nov 08, 2014

Action and suspense at the expense of logic, reasoning or any sign of police procedure.

Oct 31, 2013

The husband/wife writing team of Lars Kepler keeps the momentum, following the life of Swedish detective Joona Linna. Interesting background (based in Sweden and Norway), riveting writing and unusual incidents make this a highly unusual and interesting read. I hope there is a lot more to come for Joona!

Aug 07, 2013

Great race to solve the mystery of what's behind a string of unrelated deaths... Joona is an interesting character and really asks the right questions. I look forward to any future writing by the authors.

mrsgail5756 Jul 17, 2013

A very good book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

Feb 07, 2013

When will there be more. Excellant book!

Nov 15, 2012

A good read that is captivating and keeps moving along. The characters have dimensions and I enjoyed the fact that the main characters fatal flaw is not that he is an alcoholic.

Nov 14, 2012

Characters behave in nonsensical ways, dialogue is often stilted, meaningless, or just plain bizarre, minor characters are described in far too much detail, the main character makes startlingly correct assumptions based on little or no evidence. There's enough of a plot to carry the reader through to the end, but why this author has been successful is the biggest mystery of all. Perhaps the English translation is the problem. Surely the Swedish culture isn't as oddball as this novel would make them appear.

SharonWarren Nov 04, 2012

A wonderful read.

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