Review: The Rabbit Hunter - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die.

A masked stranger stands in the shadows. He watches his victim through the window. He will kill him slowly—make him pay.

Soon the Rabbit Hunter has claimed another three victims. This predator will stop at nothing to reap his ultimate revenge. It’s up to Joona Linna and Saga Bauer to untangle one of the most complex cases of their career, and follow the killer’s trail of destruction back to one horrific night of violence.


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The Rabbit Hunter
By Lars Kepler

Review: The Rabbit Hunter

Ten little rabbits, all dressed in white
Tried to get to heaven on the end of a kite.
Kite string got broken, down they all fell,
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to…

A spree killer is on the hunt in Lars Kepler’s latest Joona Linna book, THE RABBIT HUNTER.

This series has truly become one of my favorites. Every installment written by this talented husband-wife team brims with atmosphere, propulsion and mystery. Their unflinching approach to Scandinavian crime fiction is singular. Think super chilling and dark, with grisly crimes at the center. Plenty of red herrings and a binge-worthy pace make these novels unputdownable. Add to that their unlikely hero, the wholly fascinating and wonderfully flawed Joona Linna, and you have a formula that keeps readers like me hooked for the long haul.

THE RABBIT HUNTER is no different—it’s a superb, quickly moving thriller that starts off with the gruesome murder of Sweden’s foreign minister. Bodies begin to stack up and it seems they might need the incarcerated Joona Linna to figure out who’s behind the murders.  The prime minister offers him a deal too good to pass up, and Joona is on the case, working with Saga Bauer to ferret out the killer.

Taunting victims with a nursery rhyme and with a kill that takes exactly 19 minutes, the murderer enacts a horrific revenge. With misdirections aplenty, the reveal was a surprise, which talks to the prowess of Lars Kepler.

I can’t wait to see what’s next in this must-read series that’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

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