Author: Lars Kepler
Original title: Sandmannen
Edition Language: English
Series: Joona Linna #4
Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is
still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff. He's Sweden's most prolific serial killer.
He'll lull you into a sense of calm.
knows him as “the sandman”. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed
along with his sister. They are both presumed dead.
Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins
for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna
will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a
family; the man who wants Linna dead.
I did not know it is a part of the series when I started it. I hope I did not miss much in the character development of the main character of Joona Linna. The first time I encountered Lars Kepler's writing was undoubtedly nice. It is highly probable that the Nordic
location influences my affection. This novel was fast and captivating read with dynamic plot, but still it missed something to
enter into the list of my favorite thrillers, but anyway it is a
The story is quite original, however the end leaves some shadows, most probably for further sequels.