The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes.

It’s the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again—ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

An international sensation, The Hypnotist is set to appear in thirty-seven countries, and it has landed at the top of bestseller lists wherever it’s been published—in France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Now it’s America’s turn. Combining the addictive power of the Stieg Larsson trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs, this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.

Title:The Hypnotist
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374173951
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    The Hypnotist Reviews

  • Jayson

    (B+) 76% | GoodNotes: Spends a lot of time building up elaborate red herrings; successor developments being progressively less compelling....

  • Kemper

    I wish someone would hypnotize me and erase the memory of reading this book.OK, it isn’t that bad from a writing standpoint and basic premise, but it had a lot of buzz that I didn’t think it came ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”They’d thought he was dead when they found him among the other bodies in the terraced house. He’d lost a great deal of blood, gone into a state of shock, and hadn’t regained consciousness unt...

  • Lisa

    I tend to wait until the very last moment, and beyond to give my opinion of a book. I absolutely, positively, with every fiber of my being hated this book. I can't even remember the main characters na...

  • Eric

    I really liked this novel, and would have given it four stars if not for three things that irked me about the way it was written.1) The authors (this was written by a married couple) use the present t...

  • Joe

    I suppose I should say this is a spoiler alert. Read on at your own risk. I continue to be amazed by people's reviews. Many ( most) always begin by giving a summation of the plot. This is stupid and t...

  • Arah-Lynda

    This is a very dark, horrific story that ranks high in creepiness. Seriously it left me feeling like I needed to take a shower and wash the creep away. The cover would have you beleive that it is comp...

  • Matt

    In this debut novel, Lars Kepler lays out the groundwork for a stunning and highly intense thriller. A boy is found clinging to life at home with his family slaughtered all around him. Detective Joona...

  • LENA TRAK

    (PLOT SPOILERS in paragraph 1)I have never read a book with such a strong start. From the very first page I was convinced the story had a carefully structured premise and then somewhere in the middle....

  • Sue

    I have never read such an amazing twisting novel.There are not words to express how super this book was.I can only give praise to the authors.Erik Maria Bark, talented doctor whose specialty is the tr...