|By (author):||Kepler, Lars|
|Subject:||FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological|
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER|
14 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
The seventh gripping thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna.
Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, was shot and killed years ago. The police moved on and managed to forget the darkness that had tainted their lives.
But now someone is leaving a trail of broken bodies across Sweden and the clues all point to Walter. Detective Joona Linna is convinced his worst nightmare is becoming a reality: the man who tore apart his family has returned to finish the job.
When Joona's partner is taken--and locked inside an underground coffin--he finds himself with an impossible choice: leave her to die or walk into the trap set by the only man he ever feared.
|Review Quote*||"Lazarus is written in the fast and furiously paced present in short, bitty chapters that move quickly between characters and scenes to ramp up tension. This gives them an intense, cinematic feel. Characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and credibly flawed with painful pasts. The plot is pretty twisty too, so why these books haven't been turned into mainstream movies or a TV boxed set is anyone's guess. Surely Scandi noir hasn't had its day quite yet? While Lazarus can be read as a standalone, it's more enjoyable when read as a sequel to The Sandman. But be warned: it's pretty bloodthirsty. I lapped it up."|
Evening Standard, UK
"Lars Kepler, pseudonym of husband-and-wife crime-writing team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, was Sweden's best-selling author of the 2010s, across all genres and in any language. Seven novels down the line, their amalgam of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series and Stieg Larsson's bloody gothic mayhem is also gripping international audiences. Their knack is to sketch believable characters while the plot clatters along like an out-of-control roller-coaster. This tale of a series of elaborate murders across Scandinavia is linked to past novels featuring Kepler's most barbaric villain, Jurek Walter. The result is savage but irresistible."
"[T]his is deeply visceral stuff, largely keeps cliché at bay and is handled with a casual assurance that makes it unputdownable."
European Literature Network, UK
|Biographical Note||LARS KEPLER is a No. 1 bestselling international sensation, whose Joona Linna thrillers have sold more than 14 million copies in 40 languages. The Rabbit Hunter, the sixth novel in the series, went straight to No. 1 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Estonia. Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.|