Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

Author: Lars Kepler
Original title:  Sandmannen
Pages: 490
Edition Language: English
Series: Joona Linna #4
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime

       Jurek 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.
      Mikael knows him as “the sandman”. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead.
     When 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.

My thoughts:
      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 good thriller.
      The story is quite original, however the end leaves some shadows, most probably for further sequels.


  1. I like good Nordic fiction/thrillers. I'll have to check this author out. :)

    1. I came across him quite accidentally and need to pick up his other works.