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The hypnotist

by Kepler, Lars.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 21 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Fiction FIC KEPLER
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC KEPLER Lars
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CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Kepler
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Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction MYS KEPLE
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A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction book for 2011 One of the Wall Street Journal 's Top 10 Mysteries of the Year 2011  
Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there's only one surviving witness--the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes.   It's the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again--ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.   An international sensation, The Hypnotist is set to appear in thirty-seven countries, and it has landed at the top of bestseller lists wherever it's been published--in France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Now it's America's turn. Combining the addictive power of the Stieg Larsson trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs , this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Swedish invasion continues with the first novel translated into English from the author Swedes are calling the next Stieg Larsson. Unlike the more police-oriented work of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell, The Hypnotist, a best-seller throughout Europe, is a psychological thriller likely to appeal to fans of Larsson and the duo of Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.When a critically injured boy is found at the scene of a horrific murder, former hypnotist and physician Erik Maria Bark is called in to help the cops talk to him. The theory is that only hypnotism will penetrate the distorting maze of drugs and pain to reach the boy's memories of what happened. What Erik learns sets off a terrifying chain of events that endangers his family, his marriage, and his job. Enigmatic genius investigator Joona Linna, who refuses to accept convenient scenarios for the crimes, leads the investigation. A cracking pace makes up for the rather-flat-seeming characters. Still, Kepler (husband-and-wife Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril's team pseudonym) belongs on every international crime fan's reading list.--Moyer, Jessic. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The brutal slaying of gambling addict Anders Ek, his wife, and his younger daughter propels this outstanding thriller debut from the pseudonymous Kepler (a Swedish literary couple), introducing Stockholm detective Joona Linna. Only Ek's 15-year-old son, Josef, left for dead at his parents' house, survives. Realizing that the vicious killer is likely to also target an older daughter no longer living at home, Linna asks Erik Maria Bark, a trauma physician who practiced hypnosis before being banned from using the technique 10 years earlier, to hypnotize the seriously injured Josef in the hospital. When Josef later escapes from the hospital and Bark's teenage son, Benjamin, is kidnapped, the ensuing frantic search raises the ante. Flashbacks to Bark's hypnosis therapy group reveal that one patient became suicidal in the course of revisiting her past. A well-integrated subplot involving a gang of terrifying boys and girls adds to the suspense. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Linna in what one hopes will be a long series. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Joona Linna book series
#1 - The Hypnotist
#2 - The Nightmare
#3 - The Fire witness
#4 - The Sandman
#5 - Stalker
#6 - The Rabbit hunter
Subjects Boys -- Fiction.
Murder victims -- Fiction.
Children of murder victims -- Fiction.
Hypnotists -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Identification -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2011
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles Hypnotisören.
Language English
Description 503 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780374173951 (hbk.)
0374173958 (hbk.)
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