I picked this one up last night and started reading … realising belatedly that perhaps this is not a night-time book. It’s dark Scandinavian crime fiction and the author has a habit of finishing chapters at tense moments!


Here’s the teaser:

Anders bangs on the door. His hands thud almost soundlessly against the thick metal. He bangs again. There’s no sound, nothing is happening. He taps on the glass with his wedding ring, then sees a shadow growing across the wall.

My heart was pounding that whole chapter! Here’s the blurb:

He’s Sweden’s most prolific serial killer. Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff. He’ll lull you into a sense of calm. Mikael knows him as the sandman. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead. He has one target left. When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a family; the man who wants Linna dead. The No 1 Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Fire Witness.

Did this get your interest? It sure captured mine.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



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Monique Mulligan

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  1. I generally like Scandinavian mysteries/crime and I’ve liked the other books I’ve read by Kepler.

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