Stalker : a Joona Linna novel / Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.
Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
*Starred Review* After faking his death to protect his family from a serial killer in The Sandman (2018), legendary detective Joona Linna returns to Stockholm hoping to clear his friend, renowned psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark, of serial murder charges. Margot Silverman, the National Police's new expert on serial killers, has moved into Linna's office but hasn't yet managed to step into his shoes. She and her partner are hunting a killer who taunts police with voyeuristic videos taken through his victims' windows moments before he strikes. Hoping to use hypnosis to draw clues from a witness' memory, Margot consults Bark. For Bark, the new case awakens the shameful memory of a hauntingly similar crime. Years ago, he discarded alibi information that his patient, Rocky Kyrklund, revealed under hypnosis, and Kyrklund was subsequently (wrongfully?) convicted of murder. In a startling turn, Bark faces police scrutiny when he's connected to each of the new killer's victims. His only hope is Linna, who suspects the killer is the Preacher, a malevolent shadow buried in Kyrklund's memories. Kepler delivers a page-turning hunt for an expertly camouflaged killer that draws shocking connections between the hallowed halls of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm's prostitution and drug scene, and Sweden's rural churches. The author's dark, complex procedurals are must-reads for readers drawn to Stieg Larsson, Mons Kallentoft, and Michael Connelly. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2018 September #1
When the Swedish National Crime Unit starts receiving videos of young women, with the first woman later found viciously slashed to pieces, Det. Joona Linna turns to hypnotist and trauma expert Erik Maria Bark for help. Fifth in the series, following
PW Reviews 2018 December #3
Kepler's stellar fifth Joona Linna novel finds Joona, who faked his death in 2018's