From the Publisher
Lars Kepler returns with an internationally bestselling follow up
to the wildly successful debut thriller The
He knows your darkest dreams. Then he makes them come true.
After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist,
Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The
Nightmare, which has already sold 190,000 copies in Sweden
just one week after publication.
On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an
abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago.
Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is
sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still
afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or
body? The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in
Stockholm, hanging from a lamphook in the ceiling. All signs point
to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there''s not a
single piece of furniture around -- nothing to climb on.b Joona
Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics
are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At
its core, the most frightening aspect of The
Nightmare isn''t its gruesome crimes -- it''s the
dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to
our own motives.
About the Author
LARS KEPLER is a pseudonym for a literary couple who live and write in Sweden. Translation by Laura Wideburg.
Published: July 3, 2012
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771095783
ISBN - 13: 9780771095788