The Sandman

by Lars Kepler

McClelland & Stewart | August 19, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Sandman is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Already a huge success internationally, The Sandman is the explosive, utterly gripping fourth book in the internationally bestselling Joona Linna Thriller series, which has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. For readers of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbo.
     During a cold winter night in Stockholm a man is found walking alongside a railway bridge, suffering from hypothermia and legionella. After he's rushed to the hospital, it's discovered that, according to a death certificate, the man has been dead for over seven years. He is believed to be a victim of notorious serial killer Jurek Walter, who was arrested years ago by Detective Inspector Joona Linna and sentenced to a life of total isolation in forensic psychiatric care. As Joona Linna investigates where the "dead man" has been all these years, some unexpected evidence leads to the reopening of a cold case. Danger is imminent, and someone needs to get under the skin of the serial killer--fast--as they are running out of time.

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Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771043929

ISBN - 13: 9780771043925

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deliciousy creepy... love a good thriller, one that captures you from the opening lines....The Sandman, the newest North American release from Lars Kepler, had me hooked.... "His bloody hand has started to freeze as he carries on walking. His name is Mikael Kohler-Frost. He has been missing for thirteen years, and was declared dead seven years ago." And only a few pages later..."Even though Jurek Walter is Sweden's worst-ever serial killer, he is completely unknown to the public." But he is known to Detective Inspector Joona Linna. Linna is an enigmatic character, but an intuitive and tenacious investigator. He sees the clues and likes to 'get into the killer's head' as well. There are secrets in his own life that have only slowly been revealed over the course of the last three books. That plot line is expanded on and woven into the main storyline in The Sandman with great effect. I was glad to see Saga Bauer, a cop with a damaged psyche, return as well. She and Linna are both unpredictable characters that intrigue me. I've used the word creepy before to describe Kepler's books and I would use it to again to describe The Sandman. The settings, the plot, the characters and their actions are all unsettling, keeping readers on their toes - and looking under the bed. There is violence in the book, but it is the prelude, the knowing that something is going to happen and the not knowing when, that ramps up the tension and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Kepler captures the fears of nightmares and insidiously weaves then into his books. There is no predicting where Kepler's plots will go. I am surprised every time, which I appreciate. I read a lot of mysteries and thriller, so being kept off kilter is refreshing. Read an excerpt of The Sandman. Whoever is designing the covers for Kepler's book is doing a great job - they're disquieting and chilling before you even turn a page. Neil Smith was the translator for the this book and he did a great job - no wooden phrases or awkward language. The Sandman is the fourth book in the series and I think it's my favourite so far, although they're all fantastic reads. And I loved the ending. Now more than ever, I'll be waiting and watching for the fifth in this series - The Stalker, due out in N.A. in 2015.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspense at its Finest After reading the Stieg Larsson series, I became addicted to suspense thrillers that kept you up all night reading because you just had to know what happened next! I picked up the Hypnotist after reading some reviews; if you are a fan of Stieg Larsson, then you would be a fan of this series as well. Well truth be told, I instantly became a fan of the duel Lars Kepler and the Joona Linna thriller series. I when I finished the Fire Witness (the third book in the series) I could not wait for the Sandman to be released because this novel finally took us to where it all started for Joona Linna. Upon receiving the book, I found it very hard to put it down at night and get some shut eye before my early morning risings; I found it hard to but my bookmark in the book and kept telling myself just one more chapter. I usually find that most series start to get dragged on and the momentum gets lost the longer the series is and should usually be kept to a 3 book maximum. However, the 4th instalment of the series did not disappoint me it lived up it its potential and left me reaching for my night table to pick up the 5th book, unfortunately it was not there. The novel is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing all the way to the end. However, once you reach the end and you think you have it all figured out, you only then find that you really don't.
Date published: 2014-09-02

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The Sandman

by Lars Kepler

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771043929

ISBN - 13: 9780771043925

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Already a huge success internationally, The Sandman is the explosive, utterly gripping fourth book in the internationally bestselling Joona Linna Thriller series, which has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. For readers of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbo.
     During a cold winter night in Stockholm a man is found walking alongside a railway bridge, suffering from hypothermia and legionella. After he's rushed to the hospital, it's discovered that, according to a death certificate, the man has been dead for over seven years. He is believed to be a victim of notorious serial killer Jurek Walter, who was arrested years ago by Detective Inspector Joona Linna and sentenced to a life of total isolation in forensic psychiatric care. As Joona Linna investigates where the "dead man" has been all these years, some unexpected evidence leads to the reopening of a cold case. Danger is imminent, and someone needs to get under the skin of the serial killer--fast--as they are running out of time.
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