A Killer Instinct Novel - The Joona Linna Series
A mysterious killer is brutally murdering Europe's most loathsome criminals. When police discover that two of the victims have disturbing connections to Detective Joona Linna, it's clear that somebody's trying to send him a message. As the body count rises, the evidence seems to point to a ghost from Joona's past... the most terrifying villain he's ever had to face.
From the opening line, Kepler sets an ominous tone, cold and heavy with a taught sense of anticipation that will keep readers flying through the pages despite their fear of what might come next. Absolutely terrifying and beautifully written. I’m a fan for life!
Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Boy”
One of the best thrillers of the year! Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters. And, oh, what a villain! Lazarus is the definition of a one-sitting read!
—Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Goodbye Man”
Kepler’s characters, particularly Joona Linna, are always drawn sharp and deep, like scalpel cuts. Kepler’s prose unrolls as smoothly as a loop of razor wire. But it’s Kepler’s storytelling that really draws blood. Lazarus is as literate as peak Michael Connelly and as addictive as David Baldacci.
—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Woman in the Window”
Kepler combines explosive action with masterfully developed tension. Readers already on board with this standout series will find a bar-raising entry here, and reassurance that the door is open for Joona’s return. Strongly recommended for fans of Nicci French, Stieg Larsson, and Jussi Adler-Olsen.
Booklist *Starred Review*, US
Relentlessly grim /…/ Kepler maintains an almost unbearable level of tension throughout and does an outstanding job of making readers fear that anyone could die a horrible death at any time. Fans of serial killer fiction won’t want to miss this one.
Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*, US