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Book Review: Stalker by Lars Kepler

Stalker by Lars Kepler

Genre: Thriller

BUG Rating: 4/5

Overall: I think this might be my first Nordic Noir read, and it really didn’t disappoint! @theladyscrime the has been bugging me to read this for nearly a year!

As you may know, Stalker is actually book 5 in the crime duo’s Joona Linna series. That said, I had no issue reading this as a stand alone!

It’s a larger book at 600 pages, but you soon forget this as you are pulled into the story. In this instalment, there is a serial stalker – killer on the loose! Joona isn’t actually as present in this book as I thought he would be. He spends a lot of it in hiding following on from a previous case. The spotlight is on detective Margot Silverman (who I loved!!) as she hunts down the sadistic killer. There’s also some other amazing characters, such as the psychologist come hypnotist Erik Bark.

I really found the duo’s writing style 👌 it’s super dark, and engrossing and I really couldn’t put the book down! They also spend just the right amount of time between the case, and the character development.

I have now purchased ALL the series thanks to @theladyscrime @crimebythebook @thecrimebookshelf and I am looking forward to get lost in more gruelling cases with Joona Linna and team!

Plot:

You thought you were alone. Think again.

CLOSE THE CURTAINS
A film arrives at Stockholm’s National Crime Investigation Department showing a woman in her own home, plainly unaware she is being watched. The police don’t take it seriously … until she is found murdered.

LOCK THE DOOR
When the next video arrives, Detective Margot Silverman frantically attempts to identify the victim. But it’s already too late. Because at the time the video was sent, the killer was already inside their house…

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Soon Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Who will the Stalker target next?

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