Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (61): Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Hypnotist: A Novel
The Hypnotist: A Novel by Lars Kepler.  Out June 21, 2011 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Book Description
In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes.

It’s the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again—ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

An international sensation, The Hypnotist is set to appear in thirty-seven countries, and it has landed at the top of bestseller lists wherever it’s been published—in France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Now it’s America’s turn. Combining the addictive power of the Stieg Larsson trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs, this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.

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  1. A new book for me. The scissors is frightening. I hope it will be published in Indonesia also

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  2. Wow this one sound terrific. I am a huge fan of crime novels. Putting this one on my wish list. Great pick!

  3. Nice choice!! That sounds like it would be a great movie if it was ever made into one.

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  4. I like the cover, looks really intense! And i love detectives, so I might have to check this one out! Old follower stepping by! If you have the time, hop on over:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. Never heard of this...thank you!



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