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The Hypnotist

A Novel
Written by: Lars Kepler
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Series: Joona Linna, Book 1
Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your mind is his playground.

A gruesome triple homicide. There’s only one surviving witness - the boy whose family was killed before his eyes...and he can’t remember what happened. 

The police are desperate for information. Detective Joona Linna enlists the help of hypnotist Erik Maria Bark. But when Bark unlocks the secrets in the boy’s memory, he triggers a terrifying chain of events that will put all their lives in jeopardy. 

©2018 Lars Kepler (P)2018 Random House Audio

What the critics say

“Full of surprises and more than enough twists to keep those pages turning well into the night.” (NPR)

 “Compellingly grisly.” (Vogue

“A gripping series of twists and turns... .A natural successor to the Stieg Larsson series.” (Parade)

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Pokemon? Seriously?

I hate to give up on things but this story goes dreadfully sideways with a Pokemon component. Ugh. Otherwise is was okay.

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Won’t bother with another by this author

It was just waaaaaay too long and didn’t need to be.
Also, I didn’t find the story line with Josef and with the hypnotized former patients ever came together. This all occurred over a couple of days, and just wasn’t believable that these unrelated events could occur on the same day in someone’s otherwise normal life. IF it was supposed to be because he started hypnotizing again, that makes less sense since Benjamin had developed a relationship with Lydia.
And did I mention it was waaaaaaasy too long? Painfully long.