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The Hypnotist (Detective Inspector Joona Linna, Bk 1)
The Hypnotist - Detective Inspector Joona Linna, Bk 1
Author: Lars Kepler, Ann Long (Translator)
In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness -- the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he&r...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781250007582
ISBN-10: 1250007585
Publication Date: 11/22/2011
Pages: 528
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3.7 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Hypnotist (Detective Inspector Joona Linna, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
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This new novel has been getting lots of "buzz" and for once, it's deserved. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout with fast pacing, an assortment of suspects, lots of plot twists and blind alleys, and a cast of truly disturbed (and disturbing) characters. Definitely a writer (actually a pair of writers working under a pseudonym) worth watching.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot was full of twists and the characters fully fleshed. I made extra time to read this book-always for me a guage of how good it was.
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I did not care for this at all. It felt like there were two completely unrelated plots here which they tried to blend into one, but it just didn't work. Basically, the first plot completely disappears half way through the book only to suddenly pop up and be quickly and weakly resolved in, like, two pages toward the end. The entire police force was completely incompetent, with the main superstar detective not much better. And it wasn't like the police force was written to be weak so the brilliant amateurs look that much better in comparison. No. Because those people just happened to be slightly more lucky about information falling into their laps than the police were. Then there were the weird threats of sexual violence to the female characters by random people in passing.
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This almost feels as though it were written to be made into a movie. A tremendous amount of action and some sex thrown in for effect. It moves right along and since the chapters are very short, you can stop anywhere to finish a chore or whatever. This can be a pretty disconcerting read at first, since the point of view is first person present but with different characters take the lead. That can lead to some initial confusion at the beginning until the reader becomes used to the writing. It was a very enjoyable book and I do recommend it.


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