The Nightmare

A Novel

Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Volume 2)

Lars Kepler; Translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

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"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.


 

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A cold shiver runs down Penelope Fernandez’s spine. Her heart beats faster and she darts a look over her shoulder. Perhaps she feels a sense of foreboding of what’s to come as her day progresses.
In spite of the television studio’s heat, Penelope’s face feels chilled. Maybe the sensation is left over from her time in makeup when the cold powder puff was pressed to her skin and the peace-dove hair clip was taken out so they could rub in the mousse that would make her hair fall in serpentine locks.

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Writing duo Lars Kepler discusses audiobooks, Sweden, and their new novel The Nightmare.

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“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

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Lars Kepler; Translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

Lars Kepler is a pseudonym for a literary couple who live and write in Sweden.

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The Nightmare
A Novel
Lars Kepler; Translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
January 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024107
ISBN10: 1250024102
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$16.00

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
July 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427222541
ISBN10: 1427222541
Audio Run Time: 16:00
$39.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
July 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427222558
ISBN10: 142722255X
Audio Run Time: 16:00
$19.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books
July 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466820166
ISBN10: 1466820160
512 pages
$9.99
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