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The hypnotist

by Kepler, Lars.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD FIC KEPLER
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD FIC KEPLER
 
 
CLP - East Liberty AV CD Kepler
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD Kepler
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD KEPLER Lars Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD KEPLER Lars Unabridged
 
 
Summary

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 Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs, this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide--all the victims from the same family--captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly murders--against the wishes of the national police. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered.

But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes intended for this boy to die: he has suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He's in no condition to be questioned.

Desperate for information, Linna sees one mode of recourse: 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 had 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.

A #1 bestselling international sensation sure to please fans of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, The Hypnotist is the first novel in a series. With its pulse-pounding hooks and twists, it announces a stirring new contribution to the annals of crime fiction.

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.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio, Inc.,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Hypnotisören.
Contributors Long, Ann, 1939-
Bramhall, Mark.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Mark Bramhall.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 15 audio discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781441789747
144178974X
9781441789754
1441789758
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