After taking some time away from my blog due to a family bereavement, I’m thrilled to be back with my book review for superb thriller The Mirror Man, latest instalment of the internationally bestselling Joona Linna series by critically acclaimed husband and wife writing team Lars Kepler.
Thank you to Anne Cater and Zaffre Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
The gripping new crime novel from global thriller writing phenomenon, Lars Kepler
IF YOU SEE HIS REFLECTION IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE . . .
Seventeen-year-old Jenny is abducted in broad daylight and taken to a dilapidated, isolated house where she is chained and caged along with several other girls. Their captor is unpredictable, and as wily as he is cruel: he foils every one of their desperate attempts to escape . . . and once caught they rarely survive their punishment.
Five years later, Jenny is found dead in a public park, and the police are scrambling to find a lead among the scant evidence. But Detective Joona Linna realizes that this murder has an eerie connection to a death that was declared a suicide years before. And now when Mia, a seventeen-year-old orphan, goes missing, it becomes clear to Joona that they are dealing with a serial killer-and the murderous rampage has just begun.
As the police close in on the killer, Mia and her fellow captives are plunged into ever greater danger, and Joona finds himself in a seemingly impossible race against time to save their young lives.
About the author:
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series.
With seven instalments to date, the series has sold 15 million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.
The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler is a tense and chilling psychological thriller that will keep you guessing throughout. A dark and compelling read, this is a book that had me hooked from the very first page.
Seventeen year old Jenny was abducted in broad daylight and kept captive in a dilapidated and isolated house along with seven other girls. Now, five years later, Jenny is found dead in a public park and the police are struggling to find a lead into what happened to her. But then Detective Joona Linna makes a connection between this murder and a death that was declared a suicide years before. And now Mia, another seventeen year old girl, has gone missing and it becomes clear to Joona that a serial killer is on the loose…
The Mirror Man is a tense and gripping thriller that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. The writing is as sharp as ever as the twists and turns keep on coming, leaving me breathless as Joona finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer before more young lives are lost.
With the terrifying suspense ratcheting up to breaking point, this is a story that moves along at a cracking pace, keeping you guessing as it moves forward towards its final, chilling conclusion..
Critically acclaimed writing duo Lars Kepler has written yet another superb thriller that will have you racing through the pages, not wanting to put it down until the final exhilarating page has been turned. A fantastic addition to an already outstanding series, The Mirror Man is a fast paced and addictive read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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