The Fire Witness
The Fire Witness
Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250050212, 512pp.
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
LARS KEPLER, AUTHOR OF "THE HYPNOTIST" AND "THE NIGHTMARE, " DELIVERS THE MOST THRILLING JOONA LINNA NOVEL YET IN "THE FIRE WITNESS"
""Flora Hansen makes her living masquerading as a medium. Yet when a young woman is brutally murdered at a rural home for wayward girls, she begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a ghost, but Detective Inspector Joona Linna is the only one who listens. The case seems obvious to everyone: Another girl fled the home on the night of the killing and left behind a bloody hammer under her pillow. But Hansen insists that the murder weapon was, in fact, a stone. Linna refuses to accept the easy answers, and his search leads him into darker, more violent territory and to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.
Praise for Lars Kepler:
“Larsson is destined to have many heirs...[Kepler] is by far the best.”—Lev Grossman, Time
“One convincing psychotic is about as much as most thriller writers can handle, but Kepler delivers them by the roomful.”—Time
“Kepler provides a master class in noir.”—The Boston Globe
“Action-oriented, inventive, with over-the-top plots and larger-than-life heroes and criminals.”—Los Angeles Times Magazine
“Outrageously entertaining...Methadone for readers suffering from Stieg Larsson withdrawal.”—Laura Miller, Salon
“Kepler’s characters are admirably flawed...It’s a smooth collaboration...with frequent surprises and grace notes amid the carnage. With any luck, we’ll hear more of Lars Kepler.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post