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The Rabbit Hunter

(Joona Linna #6)

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It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die…

The sixth gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

There’s a face at the window.
A stranger wearing a mask stands in the shadow of a garden. He’s watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly, make it last
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Hardcover, 528 pages
Published May 3rd 2018 by HarperCollins (first published October 2016)
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Matt
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this sixth instalment of the Joona Linna series, Lars Kepler reminds readers what true Scandinavian psychological thrillers are meant to entail. When Sweden’s Foreign Minister is murdered by someone lurking in the shadows of his own home, the only witness to the event mumbles something that confuses authorities. Joona Linna, Sweden’s most prolific hunter of serial killers is not available to assist, having been sentenced to prison. However, no one is taking any chances and Linna is given a br ...more
Amanda
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. I have not read the other books in this series but was so excited to get this book, I’m overlooking this dilemma!!!

A viscous killer called the rabbit hunter is stalking his victims in a cold brutal fashion. Loved this book and was fully immersed in this book and will definitely read the other books now!!

Not for the faint hearted as this is brutal and creepy but very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat!!

Paromjit
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This grisly addition to the Lars Kepler series featuring Detective Joona Lina and Superintendent Saga Bauer is my first introduction to the series. Lars Kepler is apparently a husband and wife writing team. In many ways I found this a difficult read and part of the reason I felt was that I should have read the series in order, there are numerous references to past events that on occasion I felt a little lost, so this is not great as a standalone. This Scandi-Noir thriller is an intensely twisted ...more
Miriam Smith
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lovereading
"The Rabbit Hunter" is the sixth outing in the series featuring Joona Linna and from what I can tell has been a very highly successful series too. Incredibly written by Lars Kepler - who is actually husband and wife team Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril - this thriller is one mighty roller coaster of a ride that will guarantee you'll be leaving the lights on at night for sure.
I've haven't been as scared reading a book since 'Intensity' by Dean Koontz and I have to praise the authors for creating
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Bianca Coppens
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
geweldig alweer
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
SWEDISH REVIEW

Kaninjägaren är otroligt nog den första boken jag läser av Lars Kepler. Som vanligt är tidspress min ursäkt för att ha missat denna fantastiska serie. Men det ger mig fördelen att jag har 5 olästa böcker att ta mig an samt att jag kan skriva en recension utifrån en ny fans synvinkel.

Så hur var Kaninjägaren? För att vara den senaste boken i en en serie så var kändes det väldigt lätt att komma in i boken. I och med att själva handlingen var fristående med återkommande karaktärer s
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Liesbeth Van der ven
Weer een geweldig boek!!
Ilse
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lars-kepler
In één woord: FANTASTISCH ... zoals ik niet anders zou verwachten van een Kepler-boek 😊. Dikke aanrader voor de thriller-fanaten onder ons!
Tempo de Ler
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dupla Lars Kepler já deixou mais que provado que sabe o que está a fazer! Não restam dúvidas que conseguem criar situações tão tensas que nos põem a roer as unhas e descrições tão violentas e intensas que nos embaraçam nos transportes públicos pelas caras que fazemos enquanto as estamos a ler (completamente o meu caso). Mas há mais para além desta capacidade de nos impressionar; ao longo da leitura, a narrativa aprofunda de forma coerente, resultando num mistério muito interessante de acompanh ...more
Inna
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I waited eagerly for this book, perhaps too eagerly, because I was a tad disappointed in it. I feel like the most interesting and important characters (Joona and Saga) were left largely to the background, and there was too much irrelevant stuff going on. I loved the tension, the violence and the creepyness of the story, but it was too easy to guess who the hunter was, so the end part of the book was a bit of a letdown. But it was nice to get to read again about Joona and Saga, and I hope that th ...more
Linda Eilertsen
Yeah, no, I'm done. I was struggling through the final parts of the last Kepler, too, with all the ridiculous butchering that never seemed to stop. With this one, I read maybe a quarter, put it on the shelf and waited weeks before continuing - which isn't a good sign when it comes to books you're supposed to devour in one sitting. I finished it out of pure stubbornness.

This series isn't for me anymore. I've had it with the silly serial (or spree) killers (and don't get me started on the use of t
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Joanne Freitas
Sinceramente as primeiras 50 páginas foram as melhores, onde houve mais ação. Depois disso, começou a ser um pouco “aborrecido” e só começou a melhorar novamente perto do fim. Esperava mais ação neste livro.
Mai Laakso
Lars Keplerin kuudes Joona Linna - sarjan dekkari Kaniininmetsästäjä alkaa jännitysnäytelmällä, joten lukija on heti mukana uusimman sarjamurhaajan kieroutuneissa leikeissä. Lars Kepler eli ruotsalainen pariskunta Aleksander Ahndoril ja Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril osuivat kultasuoneen aloittaessaan trillerimäisen dekkarisarjansa, jonka pääosissa on suomalaistaustainen Joona Linna. Ensimmäisestä osasta Hypnotisoijasta on tehty myös samanniminen elokuva.
Joona Linna joutui edellisessä dekkarissa Va
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Tanja Berg
Det här var verkligen höstens mest efterlängtade bok! Jag slukade "Stalker" och förväntade att "Kaninjägaren" skulle vara lika fängande. Det var den inte till att börja med, jag hade läst halva boken före jag verkligen började vända blad i rasande takt. Orsaken att det ändå tog så pass många dagar att bli färdig är på grund av arbetsresa.

I den här boken så blir Sveriges utrikesminister mördad. Det antas vara ett terroristdåd och en av de misstänkta sitter på Kulma, precis som Joona Linna. Joona
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Marie the Librarian
Well this was intense and twisted like Kepler usually does it. Buuut it lacked a little bit.. although that ending was creepy as f.
Cat
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Voltar a Lars Kepler e ao nosso caro comissário da Polícia Joona Linna. Desta vez com um fulano armado em caçador de coelhos, que mata homens sem aparente relação entre si.

Gostei da história. Como já é costume, estes livros lêem-se muito bem e o mistério de saber quem é o criminoso e os seus motivos fazem-nos ficar presos à narrativa. Confesso que não percebi quem era o caçador e que, quando percebi, saiu um ‘Ah!’ de surpresa da minha boca.

No entanto, senti que este livro ficou um bocadinho aqué
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Sonia Cristina
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
O Caçador é um livro grande mas muito bom, de uma leitura fluida, as páginas passam a correr. Foi ótimo rever Joona Lina, se bem que não foi bom vê-lo na prisão...

O caso da investigação ao caçador, o assassino, foi muito bom. Foi engraçado como partiu do que parecia ser um caso de terrorismo para algo completamente diferente. (view spoiler)
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Rita Costa (Lusitania Geek)
I always love to read Lars Kepler novels, the Joona Lina Series, this time with Saga Baueronce again.

Very good reading, not as exciting as the previous ones. Crime, police investigation and nordic mystery, what else ? I absolutely love their writing style and the way they tell the story. I do recommend to read this one, thou 😊 4 stars
Jo
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Lars Kepler is probably the most intense of the Scandinavian authors I've read, He's very similar to Jeffrey Deaver of Dean Koontz. This is a great series but its not for everyone, it is very bloody and not for the squeamish.
Pegahontas
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spännande och Keplers hittills obehagligaste spänningsroman!
Elaine Tomasso
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for a review copy of The Rabbit Hunter, the sixth novel to feature Swedish detective Joona Linna.

Joona is in prison when a rich man is murdered by a masked gunman. Strangely the gunman doesn't harm the prostitute who witnesses it but the rich man's identity causes a terror alert and Joona is offered his freedom in return for discovering the prime suspect's plans. When it becomes apparent that they are dealing with a spree killer
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Liane
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WAUW!!! Wat een thriller 🤩
Goed opgebouwd en reuze spannend.
Joona Linna is terug en maakt jacht op een sadistische seriemoordenaar. Smerige details worden niet geschuwd 👌

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Takoneando entre libros
Una vez más me quito el sombrero ante esta pareja de autores. Una vez más me han tenido con el corazón en un puño y con un agobio impresionante mientras leía la novela. No hay duda de que saben manejar las emociones, imagino que el tener estudios de psiquiatría les es muy útil.
Ah,y me encanta Joona.. Qué sentido del humor!
¿Recomendaría este libro? Sí, sin duda alguna... Pero advierto que los espíritus sensibles se deben abstener, es gore esta entrega, muy muy gore .
Dimitris Passas
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
''The Rabbit Hunter'' is a novel I was eagerly expecting since the release date of the English edition (3rd of May 2018) was announced. I can now say that it was well worth the waiting as this book contains all the necessary ingredients of a first-class, page-turning crime/thriller and the reader has the opportunity to devour the qualities that have become the trademark of the Swedish writers Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril (Lars Kepler is their nom de plume). This novel is the sixth installmen ...more
Bettie☯
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Description: There’s a face at the window. A stranger wearing a mask stands in the shadow of a garden. He’s watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly, make it last – play him a nursery rhyme – make him pay.

A killer in your house. There’s only one person the police can turn to – ex-Detective Joona Linna – but he’s serving time in a high-security prison. So they offer him a chance to secure his freedom: help superintendent Saga Bauer track
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Pakobylka
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
jako obvykle čtivé s propracovaným příběhem. Jediné, co mi na Keplerovi trochu vadí, jsou ty popisy různých kruťáren a mučení. Když jsem dočetla Písečného muže, docela na dlouho jsme si od téhle série dala oraz, ale pak jsem neodolala a sáhla po Lovci králíků. Nelituju toho, úplně mě to pohltilo a spravila jsem si chuť (i když posledních 100 stran, kdy už člověk znal vraha a jenom čekal na závěrečné drama, bych klidně snesla i kratší)
Tereeeza
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Konečně jsem se dostala k Lovci králíků.. a podle všeho právě včas a můžu krásně navázat Lazarem :)
Každopádně tenhle díl mě dost bavil. Líbilo se mi, jak byl příběh vystavený a opět pořádná dávka Joony. A autoři taky dost přitvrdili. Asi nejdrsnější díl.
Cláudia
Note to self: que seja mesmo o último livro que leio desta saga! A ver se não me esqueço porque já tinha pensado o mesmo no anterior e aqui estive outra vez a perder tempo.
A escrever detalhes que não interessam a ninguém nem adiantam nada à história, palha e mais palha, eu também escrevo livros de 600 páginas!
É que a história em si até é interessante e a ideia bem pensada, mas depois dão cabo de tudo, li praticamente todo o livro na diagonal e sempre irritada.
Porque é preciso escrever que "bebeu
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Julie Mestdagh
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oef! Het schrijversduo bekend onder de naam Lars Kepler is terug! Na 5 schitterende boeken gelezen te hebben in de Joona Linna reeks was de teleurstelling na het lezen van "Playground" vorig jaar bijzonder groot. En dus kwam de twijfel, zou ik nog wel boeken van Kepler kopen, want als ze vanaf nu in het genre van Playgroudn zouden zijn, dan bedank ik feestelijk. Gelukkig is "Kaninjägaren", het zesde deel in de Joona Linna reeks weer van de kwaliteit die we gewoon zijn. En hoe! In dit deel gaan J ...more
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Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With seven installments to date, the series has sold 13 million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published seve ...more

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