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Der Hypnotiseur (Joona Linna #1)

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Vor den Toren Stockholms wird an einem Sportplatz die Leiche eines brutal ermordeten Mannes entdeckt. Kurz darauf werden Frau und Tochter ebenso bestialisch getötet aufgefunden. Offenbar wollte der Täter die ganze Familie auslöschen. Doch der Sohn überlebt schwer verletzt. Als Kriminalkommissar Joona Linna erfährt, dass es ein weiteres Familienmitglied gibt, eine Schwester ...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published 2010 by Bastei Lübbe (first published 2009)
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Kemper
I wish someone would hypnotize me and erase the memory of reading this book.

OK, it isn’t that bad from a writing standpoint and basic premise, but it had a lot of buzz that I didn’t think it came close to living up to. Slapping that “The Next Stieg Larsson!”* label on any new Swedish thriller is probably automatic at this point, but it sets up a reader up for disappointment when there’s no character anywhere near as interesting as Lisbeth Salander around. Extra disappointing when most of the cha
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Eric
Aug 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Millenium trilogy
Recommended to Eric by: Library
I really liked this novel, and would have given it four stars if not for three things that irked me about the way it was written.

1) The authors (this was written by a married couple) use the present tense in narration (e.g. Joona walks into the room and sits down). At first, I thought there was a compelling reason for this, but after finishing the book, I can't come up with anything, except perhaps that it was poorly translated into English -- do Swedish authors normally write in present tense?
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Melissa
Jul 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yikes
Sweden, what is going on there? On one hand, this is a pretty good book. Joona Linna is everything you want in a police inspector - ruggedly good-looking, arrogant yet polite, and always right (my favorite line? "I'm not usually wrong and I believe we're going to find your son." Tell me, Joona, do you ever tell someone, "I'm not usually wrong & I think your son is long gone"?). The story is genuinely creepy - when Simone is awakened in the night by someone giving her an injection & she s ...more
Joe
Aug 12, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I suppose I should say this is a spoiler alert. Read on at your own risk. I continue to be amazed by people's reviews. Many ( most) always begin by giving a summation of the plot. This is stupid and totally unnecessary. People already know what the book is about. Personal Reviews should tell what the reader thought. This is an amazingly hyped book. I would suppose that every publishing company wants to discover the next Steig Larrsen. Obviously, Its not that easy. First you need to be able to wr ...more
Stephanie Harris
Jul 05, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read it so you don't have to. You are welcome. This book is laughably and infuriatingly terrible. I only finished it because I paid for it, dammit, and wanted to see how terrible it would actually get, God help me. Almost all the characters are unlikeable. It begins with the detective as seemingly the main character with a dark event in his past, which, unless I missed it, IS NEVER EXPLAINED. But never mind, because the book is really not about him, it is about the hypnotist. Fair enough, sinc ...more
Arah-Lynda
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, i-said
This is a very dark, horrific story that ranks high in creepiness. Seriously it left me feeling like I needed to take a shower and wash the creep away. The cover would have you beleive that it is comparable to Silence of the Lambs or Stieg Larsson's Millenium series but I have to disagree with that. Now I love a good mystery, better still if it happens to be a thriller where life and death hang in the balance as they race to find and stop the villian. The Hypnotist certainly contains all of thes ...more
Jadranka

Još jedna GSP avantura je završena :)
U poslednje vreme ponovo čitam trilere, i jako mi prijaju.
"Hipnotizer" nije remek-delo svog žanra, sam početak romana i nije tako obećavajući, a dijalozi su ovom švedskom autorskom paru slabija strana. Naime, Aleksandar i Aleksandra Andoril pišu pod pseudonimom Laš Kepler trilere u kojima je glavni lik policijski detektiv Jona Lina.
Neko bi rekao, pa šta onda valja?! Valja jedan od centralnih likova romana - doktor Erik Marija Bark, penzionisani hipnotizer,
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Sue
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thrillers
I have never read such an amazing twisting novel.There are not words to express how super this book was.I can only give praise to the authors.

Erik Maria Bark, talented doctor whose specialty is the treatment of seriously traumatized persons, formerly also with hypnotize, is called to Karolinska hospital, where a 15-year-old boy lies severely injured - the only survivor of a family massacre in the outskirts of Stockholm.

It turns out that the boy has an older sister who's disappeared, and there's
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Pamela
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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Brenda
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was interested, and at times, gripped by this book, especially in the beginning and at the end. However, there were times I was bored, not really reading intensely, anxious for progress. I think the book was just too long. I felt the dialogue was stilted and that's probably due to translation. There were things happening that didn't seem relevant to the story. I probably won't read anything more by these authors.
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Lars Kepler is a pseudonym used by Swedish writer couple Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. Both previously published authors, together they have written five crime novels so far, all concerning the investigations of police inspector Joona Linna.

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Referia-me a que cada pequena coisa que acontece a um ser humano o acompanha até ao presente. Todas as suas vivências influenciam cada uma das suas opções e, tratando-se de experiências traumaticas, o passado passa a ocupar todo o espaço do presente.”
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