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The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Zaffre Books
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

IF YOU SEE HIS REFLECTION IT’S
ALREADY TOO LATE . . .
Seventeen-year-old Jenny is abducted in broad daylight and taken to a dilapidated, isolated house where she is chained and caged along with several other girls. Their captor is unpredictable, and as wily as he is cruel: he foils every one of their desperate attempts to escape . . . and once caught they rarely survive their punishment.
Five years later, Jenny is found dead in a public park, and the police are scrambling to find a lead among the scant evidence. But Detective Joona Linna realizes that this murder has an eerie connection to a death that was declared a suicide years before. And now when Mia, a seventeen-year-old orphan, goes missing, it becomes clear to Joona that they are dealing with a serial killer-and
the murderous rampage has just begun.
As the police close in on the killer, Mia and her fellow captives are plunged into ever greater danger, and Joona finds himself in a seemingly impossible race against time to save their young lives.


My Thoughts

Can you imagine that a killer has been kidnapping and killing young people for years and the police has not found still the killer? This is the story of Jenny, who was abducted 5 years ago and now her body has appeared in a public park… Of course the police will start investigating the case, but only Detective Joona Linna can find some similar treats with an old case, a possible suicide years ago… But now, another young girl has disappeared and Joona knows that the clock is ticking against them.
This is quite a dark and atmospheric read; on one side we have Joone trying to find the killer and on the other side we have the young girls, frightened for their lives and knowing that their time is running down.
I have to say that this is the 8th book of the Joona Linna series, you can read it as a standalone, but you’ll miss some connections between the characters, not important for the case, but always interesting to know! I love Lars Kepler books, so I would recommend anyone to start the series from the beginning, it is worth it.
As I said, this is a dark book, you can feel the pain of the victims in your own skin, being afraid of your life and sometimes wanting to close your eyes because of how scared you can be. But that’s why the book is so well written that it makes you feel part of it, not a mere observer but a victim too.
This is a book you’ll want to read in one sitting, twists and surprises are waiting for the readers, believe me.
Are you ready to meet “The Mirror Man”?


About The Author

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series.
With seven instalments to date, the series has sold 15 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.