The Sandman by Lars Kepler

The Sandman

The #1 internationally best-selling thriller from the author of The Hypnotist tells the chilling story of a manipulative serial killer and the two brilliant police agents who must try to beat him at his own game.Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek ...

Details The Sandman

TitleThe Sandman
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Sandman

  • Shannon
    I don’t even know how to review. I just don’t. All in all The Sandman was freaking awesome! This book must have the shortest chapters EVER. If you follow my reviews, I’m known to comment that short chapters are the best chapters. I’m talking 1-2 pages in a chapter people, like, hell yes!!! I have not read anything by Lars Kepler but after reading The Sandman I will definitely look into the Joona Linna series. I would like to point out tha...
  • Luís C.
    A good thriller with a panting rhythm.The chapters are very short and the writing is dynamic, perfectly rendering the icy atmosphere in which the characters evolve.The story is quite original, however the end leaves some shadows...A good reading time!
  • Matt
    Kepler has waited until the fourth book to pen what many Joona Linna fans have long waited for; a case that flashes back into his past. Linna stumbled across Jurek Walter one night, standing over a recently opened grave and staring down at a woman. All this is summarised in THE FIRE WITNESS and its closing chapters. When one of Walter's supposed victim's is found wandering along a train track, the hopes that others can be found raises hope. With ...
  • Amy
    Allow me to introduce you to my first MUST read book of 2018. If you’re a crime fiction fan you absolutely cannot miss this book, it’s extremely fast paced and exciting, the twists and turns are executed flawlessly and the serial killer is one of the most terrifying I’ve ever read about. If you’re at all hesitant please share your concerns with me because I promise you, if you start this one I don’t think you’ll regret it for one seco...
  • Sèra Eddai
    Is this a joke? Does the Joona Liana series really ends like this?? HOW CAN YOU END A BOOK SERIES WITH AN OPEN END. ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE PEOPLE CRY?? When I finished the book I thought: "Oh i'll write a review about how sad I am that the series are over and that i'm gonna miss Joona Linna and the beautiful Saga." And then LARS KEPLER DECIDED TO GIVE ME AN OPEN FXCKING END???? I wanna cry so hard right now...........Update: yay on the ext...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Find my top 3 reasons why this book belongs on your 2018 TBR here: THIS. BOOK. Full review to come in 2018 - but the above blog post will give you a great sense of why this book is so darn outstanding!!!
  • Tracey
    I was beyond excited when I won this in a Goodreads giveaway! So, thank you Goodreads and Knopf Publishing.This book was so creepy good! I mean so fantastically disturbing, spine-chilling, hair raising good! I was white-knuckling the book the whole time. This is the 4th in the series, but at no time did I feel lost or confused. As soon as I was finished, I started looking to see where I could buy, even though I’m on a book buying band, the othe...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Fast paced and wickedly delicious. A must read for any thriller lover!The synopsis alone drew me in right away. Undercover in a psychiatric ward? Yes please! This book is just flat out fantastic. With multiple perspectives, the authors bring you right into the middle of this fiendish operation. Thirteen years and going strong, somehow Jurek still manages to terrorize his victims and their families. Uff, my beating heart and my soft spot for a tru...
  • Bettie☯
    Description: He's Sweden's most prolific serial killer.Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff.He'll lull you into a sense of calm.Mikael knows him as “the sandman”. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead.He has one target left.When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hun...
  • Laura/Mystery in Minutes
    Visit to read the complete Mystery in Minutes review!A breath-holding, heart-stopping thriller, The Sandman is the fourth in the internationally acclaimed Joona Linna series, written by new-to-Mystery in Minutes husband and wife duo "Lars Kepler". With a mysterious and complex plot, iconic and compelling characters, and content that should appeal equally to men and to women, this highly immersive novel can...
  • Gary
    The 4th book in the Police Inspector Joona Linna series by the excellent writers known as Lars Kepler.Having read and enjoyed the previous three books in this series I had no hesitation in reading this one and I loved it.Jurek Walter is Sweden's most prolific serial killer, now serving a life sentence in solitary confinement and even now is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff. One of his victims Mikael knows him as “the sa...
  • Kyriaki
    Με μαύρους κύκλους από την αϋπνία και δαγκωμένα χείλια από την αγωνία κλείνω αυτό το βιβλίο και αναρωτιέμαι: ΓΙΑΤΙ;; γιατί αυτό το τέλος;; γιατί αυτές οι τελευταίες τέσσερις γραμμές;;Καταιγιστική δράση από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος, απίθανη πλοκή, κα...
  • Stacy
    Wow! Now that book was intense! I literally could not put it down (I read all 496 pages in two days)... this one would make a great movie. I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next, how were all the disappearances connected, how were people seeing this maniac out and about while he was locked up in the most secure facility in Sweden, were the authorities going to find the victims, where had the boy been kept all these years, was hi...
  • João Carlos
    “O Homem da Areia” é o quarto livro escrito por Lars Kepler, pseudónimo de uma dupla de escritores suecos (marido e mulher) Alexander Ahndoril e Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (de origem portuguesa, por parte da mãe que nasceu na Cabeça das Mós, uma pequena aldeia situada perto do Sardoal, a cerca de 10 km a norte de Abrantes).Os dois primeiros livros, “O Hipnotista” (4*) e “O Executor” (3*), eram policiais bem escritos, com uma estru...
  • Cátia Santos
    Que policial tão bom! A dupla Lars Kepler excedeu-se neste livro e construiu uma história cheia de suspense e ação ao mesmo tempo. Ótimo enredo e, para quem já segue a série, com um aprofundamento na vida pessoal de alguns protagonistas.O melhor dos quatro livros!Conselho: comecem a ler com tempo, porque uma vez que comecem, não vão querer mais larga-lo! :)
  • Natalie
    Meni osobno ova je najbolja do sada. Čitala sam ju brzinom svjetlosti :))) Odlična! a skoro sam odustala od Keplera nakon ''Paganinijevog ugovora'' jer mi se nije baš sviđao. Sad ću se vratiti trećem dijelu ''Svjedok vatre''.
  • Emily
    The Sandman kept me up reading into the night - I definitely meant to go to bed at a reasonable time last night, but I couldn't put this book down. This was my first experience with the Joona Linna series by Lars Kepler - this is the third book in the series, and it's very easy to get invested quickly. I wasn't confused, and I think this book can work very well as a standalone novel. However, since I loved it, I ordered the first 3 books in the s...
  • Ilse
    SUBLIEM!!! Meer woorden zijn er niet nodig om dit boek te beschrijven ... Echt van genoten!
  • Mike Van Barneveld
    Tot de laatste pagina blijf je bijna op het puntje van je stoel zitten om de ontknoping te beleven. Het eindestuk kent namelijk een flinke stijging van de spanning. Het slot is erg verrassend en laat een goede ingang voor het vijfde deel achter. Erg goed!Het boek heeft wel iets weg van de zinderende thriller ‘Silence of the Lambs’, maar zeker ook van het verhaal van ‘De Souffleur’. Beide staan voor mij hoog op de ranking, vandaar dat ik d...
  • Silvia Ribeiro
    Tão bom! Talvez o melhor de todos. E agora??? Este último parágrafo deixa outra vez tudo em aberto. Lol
  • Richard
    Book 3 hinted where this one was going....I really don't know how those reading them in real time have coped waiting between publication dates.I was able to just drive in and immerse myself into the world of Joona Linna again, this is a Sweden we haven't really met since we lost the writing of Stieg Larsson. Lars Kepler is a combined effort of two authors and their powers are brilliantly honed in this their fourth published novel - The Sandman.In...
  • Circe
    Le doy un 4.5Este libro fue increíble, creo que esa es la única que puedo decir sobre este libro, porque fue totalmente increíble.Mikael Kohler-Frost junto a su hermana Felicia, han desparecido por muchos años, se culpo a Jurke Walter por varios homicidios, pero cuando encuentran a Mikael en unas vías del tren, Joona y su equipo retoman el caso.Desde el inicio del libro hasta el final todo es increíble, además de que tiene un buen pedazo d...
  • Xana
    Seria mais justo as 4,5*, recai para as 5 porque me manteve sempre interessada. É o meu segundo livro da dupla Lars Kepler e fico ainda com mais vontade de continuar a ler os livros deles. A início não gostei da personagem Saga, mas foi-me conquistando. Jonna é um personagem fantástico, adoro!A trama está muito bem construída e acaba tudo bem explicado.Gostei mesmo muito.
  • Maria
    Tendo como cenário principal um hospital psiquiátrico, O Homem da Areia é um thriller sombrio, psicológico, na busca de respostas sobre um rapto de há mais de sete anos. A chave só poderá estar em Jurek Walter, um psicopata e um dos assassinos em série mais temidos do mundo, que muito se assemelha a Hannibal Lecter pela sua inteligência e pela sua carga psicológica.Tal como Hannibal, também Jurek se encontra num ala psiquiátrica. No e...
  • Morana Mazor
    "Noćna mora", L. Kepler (tj. bračni par Ahnodril)... Dakle, Ahnodrili pišu sve bolje i bolje... Obično se autori "kvare"..Ono, napišu neki hit i onda su sljedeće knjige komercijalizirane, lošije... Naravno ne svi... I sigurno ne Kepleri.. Naime, oduševio me Svjedok vatre, a isto tako i Noćna mora.. Jona Linna opet u akciji i opet triler koji se teško odlaže... Ja zaista, iskreno jedva čekam sljedeći uradak autora!! Jer, ako nastave o...
  • Lénia
    Que coisa alucinante! Muito bom!!
  • Georgia
    Find more in Chill and readA first class thriller!A wounded young man is walking in a far away railroad in the middle of the night. He has just escaped from a place he has been held captive for thirteen years. He was abducted, along with his younger sister when they were children. The have disappeared in the darkness and the authorities thought them to be dead. They all did. All, but police inspector Joona Linna.Several years ago, Joona and a col...
  • Raquel
    Para começar tenho de admitir o óbvio, sou fã absoluta desta dupla de autores suecos, com sabor português. Desde o 1º livro que me encantei com a argucia e inteligência do inspector Joona Linna e de livro para livro, só melhoram sendo este volume verdadeiramente viciante e de leitura compulsiva. Desde o Hipnotista até ao Homem de Areia mantém-se uma coerência extraordinária na construção das histórias, a narrativa das mesmas, os det...
  • Mary Gilligan-Nolan
    I was looking forward to this one for about a year, the problem with these books is, you have to hope that they will be translated fairly quickly. So, when I managed to get my little mits on it at long last this week, I could not wait to get reading, especially since there was a teaser at the end of the last one about what was to come. I stayed up really late two nights ago, as it got to that stage where you need to know what happens next. It was...
  • Tempo de Ler
    «Não tenho medo de monstros. Mas tenho juízo suficiente para ter medo do Jurek Walter.»Agora é pessoal - Jurek Walker custou a Joona Linna aquilo que ele mais amava na vida. Detido há 13 anos em regime psiquiátrico, Jurek não pode estar - de forma alguma - sozinho com um membro do pessoal, está interdito de ir ao jardim e não pode receber visitas; é, muito resumidamente, «o pior assassino em série de toda a história sueca»… E é ...