The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler | Review

The Rabbit Hunter | Lars Kepler | Knopf Publishing Group | Pub: May 3, 2018 | Pages: 528

TW: Rape, animal cruelty

Book #6 in the Joona Lina series! I’ve been on a real Lars Kepler kick lately! I just need to finished Lazarus and The Mirror Man and I’ll be done this series!


Such an amazing book! This series is just top-notch! This wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it was still brilliant! I almost gave this 4.5 stars just because the beginning was quite political, which I didn't care for, but it didn’t’ stay political for very long and it all came together in the end.

I’ve mentioned it numerous times, but I’ll mention it again, the duo that is Lars Kepler is just amazingly exceptional writers! Their writing style, which includes so much suspense, drama and atmospheric elements, just keeps you at the edge of your seat the whole time! Even though their books are usually super long, I just can’t stop reading. The short chapter also helps break down the story!

Another reason I keep gravitating towards this series is the main characters! I never get tired of reading about them and their development. My favorite characters are Joona and Saga, and I hope there will be many more Joona Linna stories in the future.

Another aspect of this novel that I enjoyed was how insane it was right from the start. When I say this book takes craziness and terror to new heights, I mean it. This book is completely gruesome and might be by far the most graphic of all the Kepler works I've read. The way everything unfolded was excellent, I didn’t predict anything! Plus, that ending! Such a shock, a good thing I’m diving into Lazarus right away! I need to know what happens next.

Overall, I highly recommend this series! This is a must-read for everyone who likes dark, twisted, and gruesome crime stories.


Detective Joona Linna is finishing out a sentence at Kumla prison for assaulting an officer in the course of his last investigation when he is summoned to a meeting with the Swedish Prime Minister. The Foreign Minister has been brutally murdered. There's a chance more political figures could be targeted. The police need Linna to find the killer and neutralize the threat, so he's granted a temporary release from prison. But when another murder occurs, Linna realizes he's dealing with something far more complex, and far more terrifying, than anyone imagined. As the body count grows, Linna begins to understand that he can't do this alone and he reaches out to Saga Bauer, the young Security Police detective, for help. Now, together, the two race against time to unravel the killer's intricate plan before he can take his ultimate revenge.


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