Lars Kepler is a nom de plume for two writers. Like the writers, I have read two of their books,. 'The Hypnotist', the first novel was well written, gory and full of blood and excitement. 'The Nightmare' does not reach the level of good read of that of the first book . I slugged through mostof it and then went to the final chapter. OK, not much of a surprise.
A man hanging from the middle of the ceiling, and a young woman found sitting on a bed in a boat. Both dead, both died by unusual means. In walks Joona Linna, the unusual Stockholm detective who can always put two and two together. Quite a worker, it seems he never sleeps. Intellectual, not socially savvy, unable to relatevromanticallymgives the impression that this man coud have Aspergers. Not a necessary label, but it is appearing more frequently to sustain interest, and to give reasoning for unusual behaviors.
As the mystery proceeds, the clues are found, and reasons to continue looking for te murderer. It appears to be one person, probably a professional hit man, but why? Joot delves further and more evidence is obtained. The continued chase, the manufactured victims and the lead detective became annoying to me. It may have been the translation, bt I wearied of the book and went to the last chapter.
Fans of Lars Kepler are enthralled, but these writers just don't give name sufficient energy to keep reading.
Not Recommended for me. prisrob 08-05-13