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The Fire Witness
     

The Fire Witness

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by Lars Kepler
 

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The authors of The Hypnotist and The Nightmare deliver their most thrilling novel yet

Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a

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The Fire Witness: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The writing team that calls itself Lars Kepler has had two previously successful novels published in the United States: “The Hypnotist” and “The Nightmare.” This third in the series featuring Swedish detective Joona Linna, the intuitive, iconic investigator who goes his own way despite official restraints, undertakes a mystery despite being under the thumb of “reviewers from internal affairs and facing possible suspension, when a young girl is murdered in a home for disturbed females. Linna is allowed to travel to the murder site as “an observer,” allowing local police to conduct the inquiry. The crime is attributed to one of the inmates, who is found sleeping in her bed covered with blood and a bloodied hammer, suspected as the murder weapon, under her pillow. However, she runs away and steals a car with a baby sleeping in the back seat, so she now faces a kidnapping charge as well as homicide. The story progresses from that point, with Linna, his hands tied by official discipline, discovering more and more information, sometimes in unusual ways, including using a so-called psychic. The authors have written a tale that defies the reader to anticipate each development. And the translation is excellent, done by the same person who did the two previous books. The conclusion seems to provide the germ for the next novel in the series, to which we look forward. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The bad thing about this authors books is that once I start I can't put it down. Lots of action and if you've read the first ones you will find out more about joona's family. Great read!,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is only for the first few chapters. I hate reading stories in the present tense. It is so unpleasant that I couldn't even finish reading the sample chapters. It makes the story choppy and difficult reading, which is a shame because the plot description sounded intriguing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced. Engrossing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the pair, Lars Kepler! Love Joona Linna!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moody_Blue More than 1 year ago
Another book of brilliance by Lars Kepler. The literary duo keeps us going (and at a fast pace) with new adventures of Joona Linna. A quick-paced, one chapter in and you're off thrill of mystery and suspense that'll leave you guessing. I've loved every book and am never let down. Can't wait til the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Fire Witness" grabs you from page one!!! I didn't think the characters were too akward; however, I agree with the other post that there were a few too many awkward sexual encounters. Awkward sexual encounters aside, Lars Kepler keeps you turning pages the whole time by creating plot twists that I did not anticipate. In addition to the mystery, I was pleased that they weaved in a bit of the mystery behind Joona Lina. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. As usual, I enjoy the creepy suspense and thrills that Lars Kepler's books provide!!! If you enjoyed the other two, you should definitely read "The Fire Witness"!!!! 
Anna_Sophie More than 1 year ago
this book starts off great, per usual. and then it gets bogged down with awkward characters, even more awkward sexual encounters, and unnecessary - but well written - action sequences. i am surprised by the forced relationship/attraction between two of the characters. it is definitely a good read, but i was disappointed by what i felt were unnecessary characters. this duo (lars keeper is comprised of two anonymous authors, apparently) could have done more work weaving a more plausible tale or introducing more mystery/intrigue/suspense in other parts of the story before rushing it all in at the end. not as good as "the hypnotist."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago