A Killer Instinct Novel - The Joona Linna Series
Three years ago, Saga Bauer received a postcard with a threating message about a gun with nine white bullets – one of them intended for Joona Linna – and Saga was the only one that could save him. Saga showed the postcard to Joona, but time passed and the threat faded as a meaningless provocation. Until now.
A bag with an almost completely dissolved body is found strapped to a tree in Kapellskär. A milky-white cartridge is found at the murder scene. Through complex riddles, a bestial perpetrator appears to give the police the opportunity to stop the series of murders.
Joona Linna and Saga Bauer fight side by side to solve the puzzle and save the chosen victims before it’s too late. The violent hunt becomes increasingly desperate. Maybe this killer is impossible to stop, maybe they are already stuck in the spider’s web.
Kepler ups the ante in this pulse-pounding ninth Killer Instinct thriller featuring detective Joona Linna. /…/ Kepler manages to make each murder resonate, giving the deaths uncommon weight in the lives of Linna and his fellow detectives, who grow increasingly distraught at their failure to prevent the killings. That veracity, combined with regular passages of almost unbearable tension, make [The Spider] another standout in a strong series.
Publishers Weekly, US
The Spider is shocking and exhilarating in a way only Lars Kepler could accomplish.
Kepler captivates the reader while also keeping things moving at a break-neck pace. /…/ Dark, Scandinavian, and full of surprises. What else could you want in a book?
Mystery and Suspense Magazine, US