The Nightmare by Lars Kepler Review

I recently finished reading The Hypnotist, and I fell in love with Joona Linna. So, I was very excited to dig into the second book of the series. I think I preferred this book than The Hypnotist. I rated them both 4 stars, but for very different reasons. 

One thing I love about Lars Kepler is the outstanding writing. I know the book is translated, but it's very well translated. It's so descriptive and atmospheric at times. There is a lot of talk of boats and ocean in this one, so it felt extra eerie to me.

My only issue with this novel is that it's quite political, and if you know me you know how I absolutely hate political and historical books. However, even though most of the story was revolving around political issues, I still found the book well balanced. There was a lot of musical talk, which I'm a piano player so I can appreciate the classical historical talk about musicians and composers. 

The ending was grand and great, in my opinion, and let's just say it ended on a cliff-hanger! I need to read the next books in the series ASAP! 

If this wouldn't have been too political for my taste, this book could have easily been a 5 star read for me! Highly recommend.

Thank you to Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

A drowned young woman is discovered on an abandoned pleasure boat drifting by the Stockholm archipelago---strangely, her clothes are dry. The next day in Stockholm, a man turns up dead, hanging from a lamp hook inside his completely bare apartment---but how could he have hung himself with no furniture to climb upon? As Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, he discovers that they are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events.

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