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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lars Kepler, Laura A. Wideburg Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joona Linna Series Release Date:
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Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, bestselling sequel to The Hypnotist.

After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally bestselling Swedish thriller published to critical acclaim in dozens of countries. As the Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet put it, “The reader is ready to sell his own soul for the opportunity to read this book without interruption, in one sitting.”

On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?

The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there’s not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on.

Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn’t its gruesome crimes—it’s the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Mystery

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica Smith | 2/10/2014

    " After reading the hypnotist this was a HUGE HUGE HUGE let down. I could not put down the hypnotist and read the over 500 page book in days this one took me 3 weeks... It had so much extra full in it that was not needed. So really if you loved the hypnotist like I did don't read this one or you will be disappointed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Afsheen | 2/5/2014

    " I liked the plot, and I liked the way the story was build up. A definitive high point ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/29/2014

    " Fantastic read, intelligent, highly descriptive with great twists in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy Cullen | 1/16/2014

    " I found that I enjoyed this book much more than the Hypnotist. The plot did not get side tracked like in their first book. The plot was intriguing. The character is very interesting and I would like there to be more about him. The book is focused primarily on the crime. "

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