Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Sandman (Joona Linna #4) by Lars Kepler

Sponsored post: I received a paperback ARC of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins.
The SandmanBlurb (From Goodreads):
The No 1 Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Fire Witness
During a cold winter night in Stockholm a young man is found walking alongside a railway bridge. The hospital declares that he is suffering from hypothermia and legionella. They also discover a death certificate stating that the man has been dead for over seven years.
The man was a victim of the serial killer Jurek Walter, who was arrested by Detective Inspector Joona Linna.
Jurek Walter was convicted to forensic psychiatric care, a sentence served in total isolation. But where has this man been during all these years? Due to an unexpected testimony the case is reopened.
Someone needs to get under Jurek’s skin and fast.

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars


The Sandman(Source: I received a paperback ARC of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins.)

This was an interesting crime novel, but I did find the pace a little slow.

Joona was an interesting character, and it seemed like he had really quite drastically changed his life because of the serial killer known as ‘The Sandman’. The Sandman himself was a really creepy guy, and he certainly did seem to have an air of the paranormal, as well as the sociopath about him.

The storyline in this was alright, but the pace was really slow. It seemed like there was a lot of stuff in there that was inconsequential to the story, and it just slowed everything down.
There were some creepy moments in this, and some blood-shed, although I actually found the actions of one of the doctors to be extremely unprofessional and disgusting, and he should have been in prison himself!

The ending to this had a bit of action, but also left us with a bit of a cliff-hanger. While this was an interesting book, it wasn’t a particularly pleasant book though, so if you don’t like creepy stuff, blood, and lots of dead bodies, I wouldn’t read this!
Overall; interesting crime story,
6.5 out of 10.


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