A first class thriller!
A wounded young man is walking in a far away railroad in the middle of the night. He has just escaped from a place he has been held captive for thirteen years. He was abducted, along with his younger sister when they were children. The have disappeared in the darkness and the authorities thought them to be dead. They all did. All, but police inspector Joona Linna.
Several years ago, Joona and a colleague arrested a man red handed. He was a psychopath and serial killer under the name Jurek Walter. Jurek Walter is now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. However, Joona believes he has an accomplish, he always had. He needs to find this accomplish and the location where the young man was held. His sister is still there and she must be set free as well! They have to hurry, or her illness will be irreversible!
“The Sandman” is the fourth book in the in the series with Police Inspector Joona Linna, written by Lars Kepler. Even though I have not read the three books ahead of it, I could easily get in the plot and under the main character’s skin. He is a very determined police inspector! He is devoted to his work and he never underestimates the criminal he is after. He always puts himself in the enemy shoes and tries to think the same way, in order to lead the investigation forward. He has gone under a sacrifice, no man should ever have to go through, and this explains a lot on his character!
The villain in this book is a very intelligent person. He is someone that is locked at a clinic/prison, without any communication with the outside world, and yet he manages to threaten and terrify people as well as create new victimes. He seems to feed from their fear and become stronger.
About the author:
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With six installments to date, the series has sold twelve million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.