Book tip – Isabelle reads Kepler’s the Sandman

I picked this one up at the airport and was through with it when we hit ground in New York. ( I know soon I will stop going on about my trip but not yet). Anyway this is the forth book by the married couple Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril that goes by the pseudonym Lars Kepler. I never been a fan of crime or horror. I think I have to much fantasy and then it completely runs wild. But I started their first book The Hypnotist since we had it in our cottage and then I got completely hooked  – like very many of us in over 36 countries that the books got sold to. I loved all four books even though I almost peed my pants reading them all.
I think what I mostly love is the detective Joona Linna. Over the books they have made such a great portrait of him, one I have hardly found elsewhere. I don’t really know what it is but it’s like Joona is a very close friend but still mythical. He is so whole in a way – which is so cool. I also like the writers. They seem like such an island. They spend all their time together and write and hang with their little family and sell loads of books. Good for them!
Read more about’em here and here.

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November 21, 2012 at 02:33

I’m thinking about reading these now! Thanks for rec.

Hanna /
November 21, 2012 at 10:55

I know, it’s so great! I started reading this one two days ago and can’t stop thinking about it! I just want to continue reading and never ever stop (but sadly I have to go to work…), so I can imagine that it is the perfect book for a long flight like yours! =)

Have you read any of Haruki Murakamis books? Thats my tip to you if you haven’t!


December 28, 2012 at 14:20

Hello, when this book came out? Im from Czech republic and cannot find this book in czech translation. Only The Hypnotist, The Nightmare and now im reading The Fire Witness.
Thank you and happy new year :) (sorry for my english :D)

Isabelle McAllister
December 28, 2012 at 16:27
– In reply to: Jolana

It came out this autumn in Sweden so maybe you have to wait a bit longer! Happy new year to you too and don’t worry about the English we understand you fine! – Isabelle

October 31, 2014 at 13:55

I’ve read one of their other books! And loved that one, maybe i should read this! But what does the sandman means? What is a sandman? And the red circle on the cover, is that a symbol for something?