The Nightmare by Lars Keplar

The Nightmare by Lars Keplar



The Nightmare by Lars Keplar (Translated by Laura A. Wideburg)

Series: Joona Linna #2

Published by: McClelland & Stewart(First Published by Paganinikontraktet)

Published:July 3rd 2012 (First Published 2010)

Pages: 500

Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Nordic Noir

Purchase: Book Depository Amazon


Detective Inspector Joona Linna has received two calls for a couple of suspicious deaths, one for a suicide and the other for a young women who drowned. Others might think this is an open and shut case but Joona believes something more sinister is at hand.


Since, this is told in third person omniscient we are introduced to several characters in this book but I am only going to focus on the following three characters.

  • Joona Linna is a detective inspector with the National Criminal Investigation Department in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nightmare is the second in the series and I feel like I should know Joona better but you know very little about him. He is Finnish and he is held in high esteem for his ability take one look at a crime scene and know exactly what happened. Oh and he is always right.
  • Penelope Fernandez is a peace activist who finds herself caught up in tragic and murderous events. I liked Penelope, she is smart and strong-willed.
  • Axel Riessen a former violin prodigy who now is the General Director for National Inspectorate of Strategic Products. He also is an insomniac with a liver condition. I found Axel to be an interesting character as well as his “relationship” with Beverly.

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April Wrap UP

April Wrap UP

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was busy doing some spring cleaning and finished reading The Nightmare by Lars Keplar. I am working on a book review and hopefully will have it posted tomorrow.

In April I didn’t finish many books, I main focus was on finally finishing The Heart’s Invisible Furies. As I have only been reading it since February! I mostly did a lot of listening to audiobooks and toward the end of the month they were all non-fiction. Continue reading “April Wrap UP”

Top Ten Tuesday// Books That Take Place in Another Country

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s prompt is books that take place in another country. I love reading books set in other countries. It is always fascinating to read about a different culture and learn something new. I have selected a few of my favourite books that are set in another country that isn’t Canada. I have also chosen a few books that I haven’t read yet but plan on reading soon. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday// Books That Take Place in Another Country”

WWW // Wednesday February 28, 2018

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. It is a great way to keep you all updated on what I am currently reading and my thoughts so far. It is also nice to check what other people are reading.  If you would like to participate, all you have to do is answer three easy questions and link it to Sam’s post.

What are you currently reading?

www-Wednesday-February-28I just started listening to Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase  yesterday and am only 2.5 hours into it, so, I don’t have many thoughts yet. This is a WWII novel with dual timeline which I am always a big fan of.

WWW Wednesday February 28, 2018I started Russian Winter at the beginning of February and lost interest in it but I picked it back up this week and am half way through it and hopefully will have it finished by Sunday. Its slow going but I do want to continue on reading and find out the connection between two of the characters.

WWW Wednesday February 28, 2018

I am still reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies, not because I am not enjoying it because I am, I didn’t read very much last week and when I did I have been focusing on reading the Russian Winter instead. There are just soo many books I want to read.

What did you recently finish reading?

WWW Wednesday February 28, 2018I finished listening to Fly Away on Monday and loved it.

What do you think you will read next?

WWW Wednesday February 28, 2018

I meant to read Homegoing in February for this Goodreads bookclub but never got around it. I do want to read it because I heard nothing but great things and it is also a library book so, have to return by the 10th.

Please leave a comment with your WWW and I will check out your post. 🙂

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Festive Christmas Book Tag

Its been a few months since I have posted a blog but I do want to start getting back into it. And even though I have never been consistent with my blog this last half of the year I have been slaking hard. When I seen this post on Kristin Kraves Books I thought this would be a good post to do to start blogging again. So, thanks Kristin for encouraging me to do this post. 🙂

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