"Kepler provides a master class in noir." The Boston Globe
A drowned young woman is discovered on an abandoned pleasure boat drifting by the Stockholm archipelago---strangely, her clothes are dry. The next day in Stockholm, a man turns up dead, hanging from a lamp hook inside his completely bare apartment---but how could he have hung himself with no furniture to climb upon? As Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, he discovers that they are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. From the internationally bestselling author of The Hypnotist comes The Nightmare, another spellbinding tale of Nordic crime.
“Action-oriented, inventive, with over-the-top plots and larger-than-life heroes and criminals…Even stronger [than The Hypnotist].”—Los Angeles Times Magazine Praise for Lars Kepler “Kepler’s ability to inhabit the workings of psychotic psyches is authentically shocking. Larsson is destined to have many heirs….Kepler is by far the best.”—Time “Methadone for readers suffering from Stieg Larsson withdrawal…Outrageously entertaining.”—Laura Miller, Salon “Kepler’s characters are admirably flawed….It’s a smooth collaboration…with frequent surprises and grace notes amid the carnage. With any luck, we’ll hear more of Lars Kepler.”—The Washington Post “Gripping…Kepler will have you turning pages long after your bedtime.”—David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer