The Sandman by Lars KeplerThe Sandman by Lars Kepler

The Sandman

byLars Kepler

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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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.
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, Stjärneborg (Castle of Stars), has been translated in several languages while Alexander Ahndoril's novel The Director, about Ingmar Bergman, was shortlisted fo...
Title:The SandmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771043872

ISBN - 13:9780771043871

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frightening in its believability. A crime having taken place many years ago is brought to the forefront when a man, declared dead, years ago suddenly reappears. The devastation and heartbreak of his loss, and the joy of his return add a whole different layer, to this already multi layered otherwise chilling storyline. Once again, a wonderful read courtesy of this writing duo.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from fun enjoyable but not exactly memorable
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sandman Jurek Walter adds so much to the series making ti even ore dark and haunting.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creepily Great Jurek Walter is a fascinating character. He makes for a great serial killer and for a great read.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Heart-pounding and creepy, but a wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Eerie and creepy and absolutely wonderful
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and creepy Every Kepler novel is better then the last, can't wait for the next installment.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sandman Loved it! Couldn't put it down, such a good series. Another great read from Lars Kepler.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good#plumreview I always enjoy this author and this book doesn't disappoint.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book It was not predictable, like so many other mystery novels are
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good time waster I though the beginning was great and was on the edge of my seat and didn't want to put it down, but as I got through the book I found it a little predicable. The ending was totally predicable. but it was good page turner. worth the buy but didn't see the hype
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lars Keplar has done it again!! My husband and I could not wait for another Lars Keplar book. Could not put down the book. Surprises and twists right to the end. The last three pages I had to reread twice. A true classic thriller with no dissapointments!
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Sandman At first I found the book a little confusing because the names were very different than ours. But when I finally remembered who was who, I began to really enjoy it. Now I am going to buy another book to read from Lars Kepler. Definitely a good read. Very suspenseful.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Sandmsn Wonderful exciting thriller
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! You won't put it down!!
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahhhh!!! Seriously some of the most addicting writing EVER! I cannot get enough of these two. Read the whole book in a day. Pretty much amazing. The last page good ;)
Date published: 2014-09-22
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 4 out of 5 by from The Sandman A really good read.
Date published: 2014-09-04
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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Sandman: • "All four books about Joona Linna have one important common denominator: a story that is driven and written with impeccable style." Nerikes Allehanda • "Constructed with infernal skill and terrifying excitement. Kepler has never come up with an opening of such iron-tight suspense" Nordvästra Skånes Tidningar • "The best one so far. The book had me hooked after the first page." The Crime House