Saturday, May 14, 2016

Book 31 - Stalker - Lars Kepler

Kindle Edition

Cost: Netgallery

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 05/04/16

Amazon uk link: Here

Goodreads Link: Here

The Blurb

A video-clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife-attack.
The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out.
When her husband finds her he is so traumatised that he cleans the whole house and puts her to bed. He may have seen a vital clue, but is in such an extreme state of shock that the police are unable to question him.
Psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is called in to hypnotise him - but what the man tells him under hypnosis leads Erik to start lying to the police.
If the lights are on, a stalker can see you from outside. But if the lights are off, you can't see a stalker who is already inside the house.

My Thoughts

This was my first foray into Scandinavia crime novels and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Straight from the start you are sucked into this dark, brooding world that Lars Kepler has created. The characters are well written and believable each with their own problems but this doesn’t clog the book down with unnecessary waffle. Its not a quick 15 minute read but the chapters are manageable. Its very graphic in its description of the murder scenes, which I liked and it flows well and keeps you guessing most of the way through. I did guess who it was early on but didn’t understand why until the last chapter or two. The last few chapters were very good and made for an exciting ending. Yet another author to add to the growing must read list.

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