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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lars Kepler Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joona Linna Series Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781427231574
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Lars Kepler, the authors of The Hypnotist and The Nightmare, deliver their most thrilling novel yet

Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police claiming to have seen a ghost, but only one detective puts aside his skepticism long enough to listen: Joona Linna.
Linna has spent more time at the scene of the crime than any other detective would. The case seems obvious on the face of it: One of the girls at the home escaped in the middle of the night, leaving behind a bloody bed with a hammer under the pillow. But why does Hansen insist that the murder instrument was a stone, not a hammer? And what's the story behind the dark-red grain of sand, almost like a splinter from a ruby, stuck beneath the dead girl's fingernail? As Linna refuses to accept the easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory and, finally, to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.
Just as The Hypnotist and The Nightmare did, The Fire Witness has spent months at number one on the Swedish bestseller lists. As the newspaper Dagens Nyheter put it, you start the book "on the subway home, keep reading at the dinner table, and then don't stop until well into the wee hours." With publication to come in more than fifteen countries, it's sure to join the ranks of its predecessors as an international sensation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “False leads, administrative difficulties, and hints of a case involving Linna’s own family keep the pages flying by. ”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It’s the kind of jet-propelled read that leads to making squirrelly excuses to get back to your earbuds…Mark Bramhall gives a faultless, taut, and sympathetic performance, and that coupled with complex but controlled and fast-paced plotting and a silky-smooth translation makes this a completely absorbing production. Bramhall’s timbre is attractively roughened, and his range of character voices is truly impressive.”

    AudioFile

  • “Superb, spooky whodunit…A rich, nuanced tale, ideal for beach reading, just as long as the beach doesn’t harbor too many shadows.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • The Fire Witness will have you from the first mashed skull to the final excruciating confrontation between innocents and evil. It's the kind of jet-propelled read that leads to making squirrelly excused to get back to your earbuds…Mark Bramhall gives a faultless, taut, and sympathetic performance, and that coupled with complex but controlled and fast-paced plotting and a silky-smooth translation makes this a completely absorbing production. Bramhall's timbre is attractively roughened, and his range of character voices is truly impressive. AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner

  • This dark mystery is rendered even more haunting by Mark Bramhall's performance. His deep and crackling voice not only heightens the book's significant suspense but also grabs listeners' attention and refuses to let go. Publishers Weekly
  • Lars Kepler is a master of the craft. I've listened to a few crime mystery audiobooks, and I feel comfortable saying, ‘This is one of the best I've heard.' New World Review

  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in July 2013
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2013
  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Audiobooks, 2013
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About the Author
Author Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is a pseudonym for a literary couple that lives and writes in Sweden. Both established writers with several published books, they teamed up professionally for the first time to write The Hypnotist.

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.