Lazarus: Book summary and reviews of Lazarus by Lars Kepler

Lazarus

Joona Linna #7

by Lars Kepler

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Lazarus by Lars Kepler
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2020
    496 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Sometimes the past won't stay buried.

A mysterious killer is brutally murdering Europe's most loathsome criminals. When police discover that two of the victims have disturbing connections to Detective Joona Linna, it's clear that somebody's trying to send him a message. As the body count rises, the evidence seems to point to a ghost from Joona's past...the most terrifying villain he's ever had to face.

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"Kepler maintains an almost unbearable level of tension throughout and does an outstanding job of making readers fear that anyone could die a horrible death at any time. Fans of serial killer fiction won't want to miss this one." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Kepler combines explosive action with masterfully developed tension. Readers already on board with this standout series will find a bar-raising entry here, and reassurance that the door is open for Joona's return. Strongly recommended for fans of Nicci French, Stieg Larsson, and Jussi Adler-Olsen." - Booklist (starred review)

"Characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and credibly flawed with painful pasts...While Lazarus can be read as a standalone, it's more enjoyable when read as a sequel to The Sandman." - Evening Standard (UK)

"From the opening line, Kepler sets an ominous tone, cold and heavy with a taught sense of anticipation that will keep readers flying through the pages despite their fear of what might come next. Absolutely terrifying and beautifully written. I'm a fan for life!" - Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy

"One of the best thrillers of the year! Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters. And, oh, what a villain! Lazarus is the definition of a one-sitting read!" - Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Goodbye Man

"Kepler's characters, particularly Joona Linna, are always drawn sharp and deep, like scalpel cuts. Kepler's prose unrolls as smoothly as a loop of razor wire. But it's Kepler's storytelling that really draws blood. Lazarus is as literate as peak Michael Connelly and as addictive as David Baldacci." - A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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Lani

Do you want some sleepless nights?
Riveting. Dark. Page Turner of the Highest Order. Taut. Pulse Racing. Whiplash inducing Final Pages. Do you think I liked it? I was literally gripping the edges of the chair trying to race to the closing lines.This is definitely a book that is grim and gloomy but truly was a wonderful escape. I found it so easy to devour the writing: I have never missed a book in this Scandinavian noir that I haven't liked. Lars Keplar is the pseudonym for a husband and wife team from Stockholm, Sweden who have now written 7 books in this series. However, you can definitely start with this one though the others may give you more background information. Detective Joona Linn has a stalker that has been pursuing him for years after Joona killed his brother. This is no ordinary criminal though. He is a mastermind at invading his victims' minds and always keeping one step ahead of the game. Although it was thought this individual was dead, when 2 fatalities show up with the criminal's character trademarks on their bodies, Joona is sure he is still alive. As bodies continue to mount, Joona is positive these are secret messages to let him know he wants to kill him and those closest to him. Thus begins the spree to try to keep one step ahead of him. This is not your popcorn thriller but one that guarantees a good deal of sleepless moments while glued to the pages.

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Lars Kepler Author Biography

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband-and-wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their number-one internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than fourteen million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler and have each published several acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden.

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