The Fire Witness

A Novel

Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Volume 3)

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

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LARS KEPLER, AUTHOR OF THE HYPNOTIST AND THE NIGHTMARE, DELIVERS THE MOST THRILLING JOONA LINNA NOVEL YET IN THE FIRE WITNESS

Flora Hansen makes her living masquerading as a medium. Yet when a young woman is brutally murdered at a rural home for wayward girls, she begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a ghost, but Detective Inspector Joona Linna is the only one who listens. The case seems obvious to everyone: Another girl fled the home on the night of the killing and left behind a bloody hammer under her pillow. But Hansen insists that the murder weapon was, in fact, a stone. Linna refuses to accept the easy answers, and his search leads him into darker, more violent territory—and to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.

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Elisabet Grim is fifty-three years old. Her hair is streaked with gray, but her eyes are bright and happy, and when she smiles, one of her front teeth juts out impishly.
She is a nurse at Birgittagården, a state-approved home for especially troubled girls north of Sundsvall. It’s a small, privately owned residence. Rarely are there more than eight girls there at a time. They range from twelve to seventeen in age. Many are drug addicts when they arrive. Almost all have a history of self-injury—eating disorders, for instance.

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Praise for Lars Kepler:

“Larsson is destined to have many heirs...[Kepler] is by far the best.”—Lev Grossman, Time

“One convincing psychotic is about as much as most thriller writers can handle, but Kepler delivers them by the roomful.”—Time

“Compellingly grisly.”—Vogue

“Kepler provides a master class in noir.”—The Boston Globe

“Action-oriented, inventive, with over-the-top plots and larger-than-life heroes and criminals.”—Los Angeles Times Magazine

“Outrageously entertaining...Methadone for readers suffering from Stieg Larsson withdrawal.”—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.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post


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

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for a literary couple who live in Sweden. Their novels, including The Nightmare and The Hypnotist, have been number-one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, including Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, and Spain. They live in Stockholm.

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

Trade Paperback

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Picador
June 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250050212
ISBN10: 1250050219
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$16.00

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Macmillan Audio
July 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427231567
ISBN10: 1427231567
Audio Run Time: 16:00
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Macmillan Audio
July 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427231574
ISBN10: 1427231575
Audio Run Time: 16:00
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Sarah Crichton Books
July 2013
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ISBN: 9780374298661
ISBN10: 0374298661
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Sarah Crichton Books
July 2013
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ISBN: 9780374709273
ISBN10: 0374709270
512 pages
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