- Hardcover: 528 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; ePub edition edition (3 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008205906
- ISBN-13: 978-0008205904
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 4.5 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rabbit Hunter (Joona Linna, Book 6) Hardcover – 3 May 2018
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
‘You want to be disturbed, you want to be distressed? This is one for you. Chilling and enthralling from the outset’ Paul Finch, Sunday Times bestselling author of Shadows
Praise for Lars Kepler:
‘The story is incredibly dark and the reader will be caught between wanting to turn the page to read on and being too scared to do so’ SUN
‘STALKER is terrifying yet hugely enjoyable to read but be warned, it may take you a while to sleep after you finish it’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘One of the most hair-raising crime novels published this year’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Hurtles along … full of nuanced detail which sets it far above the average thriller … You’ll be terrified’ EVENING STANDARD
‘Taking Europe by storm…ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness’ DAILY MAIL
‘Deeply scarifying stuff’ INDEPENDENT
‘Chillingly vicious’ MARIE CLAIRE
‘Brilliantly scary’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Kepler has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul’ Lev Grossman, TIME
‘A creepy and compulsive crime thriller’ MO HAYDER
‘Grips you round the throat until the final twist’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘An horrific and original read’ SUN
‘A rollercoaster ride of a thriller full of striking twists’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
About the Author
Lars Kepler is a No.1 bestselling international sensation, whose Joona Linna thrillers have sold more than 12 million copies in 40 languages. The first book in the series, The Hypnotist, was selected for the 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club. The Rabbit Hunter is the sixth novel in the series and went straight to No.1 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Finland, Czech Republic and Estonia.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The characters are so real and the protagonist so frightening can not wait for the next instalment.
I pre-ordered this novel and read as soon as it was delivered! It did not disappoint. The backstory of Joona is immense and the series is best read from the beginning. This is not my favourite of the series, as it lacked that insight into Joona, that we have come to know and love in every other edition to the series.
The novel opens with a brutal scene, of sexual degradation. A call girl arrive at a prestigious address in Germaniqviken, to a ‘date’ with a mysterious new client named Wille. Sofia has been an escort for 3yrs and is experienced in her work and the dangers it brings. But nothing can prepare her for the moment, Wille turns. He spits in her face and it is in this moment Sofia realises she has been drugged. A Cat and mouse game of sexual assault takes place until at last Sofia is saved by a figure wearing a mask. But who is the masked individual? And where did they come from?
Before Wille is shot by the intruder, they share some sinister words. . . .
‘I know that Ratjen opened the door and now. . .’ – Intruder
‘Who’s Ratjen?’ – Wille
‘And now hell is going to devour you all’ – Intruder
But what does it all mean and who is Ratjen?
Superintendent Saga Bauer nis working for counter terroism, when she receives a code platinum, the highest threat to national security. She arrives at the scene to find the dead body of the foreign minister (Wille), a hooker in handcuffs and an intruder that has fled the scene.
Janus Mickelson is put in command of the operation. But it is clear from the off, something is not at all right. The victim was shot in the stomach as distance, then momentarily later shot in each eye socket. What does it mean? Why did the killer, kill in this manner? The killer spent the time an effort to ensure no evidence this was left behind, this was not the work of an amateur but a trained killer. Was he hired for the job?
Meanwhile, the witness Sofia dissolves into further emotional instability. Relieved to have survived an attempted savage rape, she is now faced with unorthodox treatment by the counter-terror squad. Saga is quick to bring in psychologist Jeanette Fleming to assess the witness and determine if she is too a victim.
Saga reflects back upon the previous foreign minister Anna Lindh’s murder via stabbing. She wonders if this crime scene is politically motivated at all, if so why? And to what gain?
The counter-terror team, trace links to Salim Ratjen, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for narcotics. Here’s the moment where Joona Linna will come back into the story. Saga asks Joona to covertly gather intel from Ratjen. A feat which is no easy task in maximum security jail, where nobody trusts anybody and Joona is well-known as an ex-cop.
Will he do it? Will Joona help with the case? After everything the police have put him through.
The novel continues with further twists and turns. It is cleverly plotted and incredibly detailed. Is it Lars Kepler’s finest novel to date? Nope, sorry! But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a fantastic thriller. I may have been guilty of personally putting this novel on far too high a pedestal. Initially I assumed a terrorism angle, but it is so much deeper than that. This crime is a personal crime, a crime of revenge. 4*
I was impressed with the writing because although dense and with a number of characters and plot lines, I found myself quickly engaged with both the characters and the story making the plot easy to follow. This is true Scandi Noir, at its best, with the familiar grittiness of the crime fiction in this genre. An incredibly satisfying read that continues to the last page where everything comes together, although that said I see book 7 on the horizon I think!
A superb read, highly recommended from me for fans of intricate crime fiction with a great protagonist in the endearing Joona Linna.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?