Author(s): Lars Kepler; Laura A. Wideburg (Translator)
Following on the heels of the bestselling series opener The Hypnotist, Kepler delivers another nail-biting, hair-raising thriller--pulled straight from your darkest nightmares.
A young woman's body is found on a pleasure boat drifting down the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, but how are her clothes dry? Then a man's body is found hanging from a lamp hook in his apartment--but how could he have hanged himself with no furniture to climb on? As Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, what he finds will be a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events.
From the internationally bestselling author of The Hypnotist, The Nightmare is another spellbinding tale of Nordic crime, as the dark psychology of characters reveal how blind we can be to our own motives.
'A high-octane, taut thriller... what sets The Nightmare apart from its rivals is the way it has been translated: a pacy, present-tense unravelling of the action that ramps up the sense of peril' Marie Claire 'One of the most exciting Swedish crime novels of recent years...It doesn't get much better than this.' Goteborgsposten 'Once again the authors have succeeded in making themselves stand out in this torrent of Swedish crime novels.' Helsingborgs Dagblad
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril & Alexander Ahndoril, both critically-acclaimed writers under their own names. Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril's first novel Stjarneborg (Castle of Stars) has been translated in several languages while Alexander Ahndoril's novel, The Director, about Ingmar Bergman, was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They live in Sweden. The Nightmare is the second in a series featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The first novel in the series, The Hypnotist, has sold over half a million copies in Sweden and has been a bestseller wherever it has been published to date.