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Two Gripping Thrillers ....
on 25 December 2012
Lars Kepler is an amalgam of husband and wife, who add a new dimension to the Scandinavian thriller.
As I write, I have finished 'The Hypnotist, and I am well into 'The Nightmare'. Both have a great attention to detail and character, both build slowly and accelerate, and both are impossible to put down without pain.
We've come to expect a high standard from Scandinavian authors, and these books maintain that standard; these novels rank with Nesbo and Larsson. What I particularly enjoy is the unique worlds created for these tales; they have done their research to take us into areas most of us are foreign to, without overdoing the detail in the tedious way so many writers in English do these days; enough detail to make the world real, but background remains background, and doesn't take over. The story rules.
If you were thinking of buying one of them, chances are you'll save money and time buying both - do it! You'll thank me later ;-)