I’ve read 3 Lars Kepler novels and I have to say The Fire Witness is by far my favorite!
Take it on a plane with you and you will not lift your head once (OK maybe for refreshments)!
Take it on the beach and I guarantee you will be Brown Sugar Babe by afternoon (remember to change sides often)!
Begin it at home and be prepared to stay fixed on the couch until you finish it (make sure you’ve done your grocery shopping before beginning)!
The past holds the secrets to the future
Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a ghost, but only one detective puts aside his skepticism long enough to listen: Joona Linna.
Linna has spent more time at the scene of the crime than any other detective would. The case seems obvious on the face of it: One of the girls at the home escaped in the middle of the night, leaving behind a bloody bed with a hammer under the pillow. But why does Hansen insist that the murder instrument was a stone, not a hammer? And what’s the story behind the dark red grain of sand, almost like a splinter from a ruby, stuck beneath the dead girl’s fingernail? As Linna refuses to accept easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory, and finally to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.
Joona Linna is a great detective, although a controversial figure, very clever and intuitive and the plot is so well crafted that doesn’t leave you hanging and waiting for the detective to explain what he has discovered; it is like you are learning and thinking things at the same time with him, therefore forming your own theories and testing them along with Joona. A really good crime series. Have you read any Joona Linna mysteries by Lars Kepler? What did you think? In Greek it has been publishes by Patakis publications.