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För nio år sedan dömdes prästen Rocky Kyrklund till rättspsykiatrisk vård för ett brutalt mord. Själv minns han ingenting. Efter en svår olycka har han återkommande blackouter.Samma sommar som hans återanpassning till samhället påbörjas, skickar någon en filmsekvens på en kvinna i ett fönster till polisen. Nästa dag hittas kvinnan död i sitt hem. Det är inte bara det bestiFör nio år sedan dömdes prästen Rocky Kyrklund till rättspsykiatrisk vård för ett brutalt mord. Själv minns han ingenting. Efter en svår olycka har han återkommande blackouter.Samma sommar som hans återanpassning till samhället påbörjas, skickar någon en filmsekvens på en kvinna i ett fönster till polisen. Nästa dag hittas kvinnan död i sitt hem. Det är inte bara det bestialiska våldet som leder tankarna till Rocky Kyrklunds gamla mord. En ny film kommer till polisen. Ingen förstår vad som händer och Joona Linna är försvunnen sedan mer än ett år. Nästan alla tror att han är död. Nästan alla....

Title : Stalker
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ISBN : 9789100136741
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Number of Pages : 603 Pages
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Stalker Reviews

  • Reading Corner
    2019-05-29 02:52

    I haven't read the other books in the series as I won this from Goodreads but that never took away from my enjoyment of this book.Stalker is the fifth instalment in the Swedish series and follows the crime of an obsessive stalker who brutality beats their victims,leaving their faces and other parts of their bodies completely disfigured.Before the crime is committed, a video is sent to the police where the Stalker simply observes the victim but as soon as it is sent the race is on.Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist, is the main character but Joona enters the story later as a shadow of himself,according to his friends as he appears sickly and emaciated.Magrot also becomes a key character as she is the detective involved in the case and allows Joona to help in the investigation, unofficially.The characters are written really well as they provide a great source of entertainment and intrigue as the story develops.In this book, they are more of an asset to the story than anything else.I didn't particularly have a favourite but none of them seriously annoyed me either.Despite not having a favourite,it left me a little upset when a character died and I enjoyed the interactions between characters.The story was fantastic,it reels you in from the start and contains chilling scenes where you experience the victim in their last, normal moments before they realised they're being watched.I was constantly enthralled by the mystery of the killer and the twist concerning them is a jaw-dropping one.Stalker completely fits into the genre of thriller as it's a real crime drama,keeping you entertained from start to finish.My only real problem with this novel was the believability of some police procedures or their priorities especially with some of the stuff Joona gets away with.I definitely would recommend this to anyone interested in the crime or thriller genre, as this one is a perfect example of both.I'm incredibly glad I won this from Goodreads,it's a great, exciting read.

  • Rebecca Carter
    2019-06-07 07:15

    This is the fifth book in the crime series. I was oblivious to the fact that this was part of a series when I requested it from NetGalley. I'd rather read a series from the start, than somewhere in the middle, and wouldn't have requested Stalker #5 had I been aware of this. But that's totally my fault, I should have checked before I made the request. Stalker still worked as a stand alone book, and was creepy and totally gripping. I enjoyed Kepler's writing style with the Nordic noir style going on. If I have the chance I may go and read the series from the start. Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins U.K, Harper Fiction, for the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.

  • Matt
    2019-06-09 04:00

    In this much anticipated fifth novel in the Joona Linna series, Kepler delivers more thrill and drama to appease fans. With Linna presumed dead after an apparent suicidal drowning, control of the National Criminal Investigation Division falls to DS Margot Silverman. When the Division receives a clip from YouTube that outlines a voyeur film of an unidentified woman, the authorities are curious, but have seen no crime. It is only when the woman is found murdered that things begin to take on a shape of their own. Clues are plentiful, though turn up no leads, leaving the Silverman to direct her team to scour the crime scenes. When another clip appears, the race is on to identify the woman before the murder, but again their hands are tied and Silverman's patience is coming to an end. After the man who sought to kill Linna and his family turns up dead and his identity is confirmed, Linna's true whereabouts, in rural Sweden becomes known, where his is alive and living off the grid. However, he is no longer part of the inner circle created by law enforcement, but has been coaxed back to offer some of his own insight on this baffling crime. Meanwhile, Erik Maria Bark is working as a psychiatrist, seeking to pull memories from the victims' family members, to determine if there might be a connection between this stalking crimes. He holds a secret as well as a revelation; he's helped to put away a man for murder who positioned his victim in a manner similar to those turning up now. Bark did not alert the authorities to a key piece of evidence that came out under hypnosis, but is now harbouring a moral dilemma. Could these recent killings be part of the larger narrative, or is a copycat on the loose? Bark revisits his former patient to make amends and to see if he can help discover new clues to this larger mystery. With more clips making their way to the Division, the women begin to be recognised, friends and family of those on the case, leaving the race to find the killer at the highest priority. Only the jagged memories of a former drug addict and the description of a 'Dirty Preacher' fuels the investigation, and there is little time to lose. That has never stopped Joona Linna from taking matters into his own hands, which he does without a second thought, no matter the consequences. Kepler's hiatus can easily be forgiven after this masterful piece of work, which fans will devour.Kepler remains at the top of the Scandinavian crime fiction list the world over, and for good reason. The stories are complex, with characters that pull the reader in and a plot that progresses nicely through the short chapters. The mystery is never one of clear A to B, but meanders as it develops, offering backstories that will, eventually, become highly important to the larger narrative. The patient and attentive reader will find themselves pulled in, even with Linna as a less than central character, and rushing to discover the killer and motive. Such a masterful tale is not lost in translation, but far surpasses some of the crime fiction originally penned in English. It is only disappointing that these readers must wait patiently for rights to be granted and translation accomplished before enjoying another novel, with a cliffhanger ending that begs for resolution.Kudos, Lars Kepler for this great novel. You do not disappoint in the least, even with the delay in the novel's release.Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at:

  • Gary
    2019-05-29 05:52

    This is the 5th book in the Joona Linna series written by the Swedish authors known as Lars Kepler.I had previously read and enjoyed the other four releases in this series so I was eagerly waiting for this novel to be released.DS Margot Siverman takes the lead in this latest novel when Joona Linna who was presumed dead after an apparent suicidal drowning. The Department receive a strange video of an unidentified woman but as yet there is no crime. So when the woman is found murdered DS Silverman is thrown into the investigation to find the stalker / murderer. The first murder is followed by another video showing a unidentified woman been apparently stalked. Now the team must track down both the woman in the video before she is murdered and also the killer.This novel is well written, beautifully planned and the characters are so believable.

  • Heather Anderson
    2019-06-10 05:55

    I've read a lot of crime/thriller/murder mysteries and I can say that this is, without a doubt, the most spine-chilling, goosebump-inducing crime novel I've ever read. Honestly, I can't say I've ever read a novel which made my heart beat as fast as this. It pulled me right in, and as cliche as it sounds, I felt like I was there. This, as you might imagine, is pretty terrifying when the novel in question is a crime novel. 100% recommend if you think you can handle it!

  • Tempo de Ler
    2019-06-23 06:09

    Stalker exibe na perfeição as características que me levaram a apreciar e acompanhar o trabalho desta dupla de escritores: com capítulos curtos e descrições do ponto de vista das próprias vítimas, momentos antes de serem executadas, a história avança com uma velocidade estonteante e de forma muito enervante. Aliás, os últimos capítulos deste livro são dos mais enervantes que já li!No quinto livro da série, Joona Linna, ex-comissário da polícia, ajuda clandestinamente na investigação de uma série de homicídios em que o assassino coloca no YouTube vídeos das suas vítimas, pouco antes de as matar de forma bastante violenta.O personagem Erik, O Hipnotista, está de volta e desempenha um papel muito importante na trama. Há indícios de que o stalker está a copiar os homicídios de um antigo paciente de Erik, Rocky, preso há nove anos atrás.Rocky poderá ser a única forma de chegar ao assassino, um indivíduo que ele chama de "pregador sujo", mas as suas falhas de memória, consequentes de um acidente de carro, limitam a investigação. Sem saber se as pistas de Rocky correspondem à verdade ou a delírios de um toxicodependente, senti-me tão frustrada quanto os agentes encarregados pela investigação e não despeguei os olhos do livro até ver a minha curiosidade satisfeita. A tensão que se vai acumulando torna a leitura compulsiva. Os autores conseguem manter o suspense até ao final do livro e não estava à espera deste desfecho - muito satisfatório! Infelizmente, e não sei se terá alguma coisa a ver com a tradução, continuo a achar os diálogos estranhos, demasiado bruscos e secos, mas gostei muito deste livro - adoro a série - e só lamento que Stalker me tenha custado as unhas que andava a tentar deixar crescer - para me divertir a estilizar - há mais de um mês.

  • Maria
    2019-06-14 08:04

    Para mim, o melhor de todos Dos cinco livros publicados pela dupla em Portugal, li apenas três. Sim, eu sei que tinha prometido a mim mesma que ia ler os dois livros em falta aquando da leitura de O Homem da Areia, mas as novidades saem em catadupa e não consigo ler nenhum livro que tenho guardado na estante. Já decidi que pelo menos um deles vou levar comigo de férias.Stalker foi, dos que li, o melhor livro da série. dei 5 estrelas no Goodreads e são 5 estrelas bem merecidas. Pautado por capítulos curtos, óptimos para livros do género, com muito suspense e sangue à mistura, Stalker só podia resultar num excelente livro.Neste quinto livro o assassino é um voyeur, e além de observar as vítimas, filma-as, colocando depois os vídeos no youtube. Simultaneamente envia o link para o Departamento da Policia Criminal que não entende o que se está a passar. Até que aparece uma mulher morta e os liga imediatamente ao link do vídeo enviado anteriormente.Opinião completa aqui:

  • Andrea
    2019-06-21 06:48

    Really enjoyed this book,found it abit long.great crime book.

  • Stephen Clynes
    2019-06-07 03:52

    This novel starts…It wasn’t until the first body was found that anyone took the film seriously. A link to a video clip on YouTube had been sent to the public email address of the National Criminal Investigation Department. The email contained no message, and the sender was impossible to trace.… and so this crime thriller set in Sweden gets off to it’s creepy start as Margot Silverman leads the police chase to catch the stalker and serial killer.Stalker is the 5th novel in the Joona Linna series but I have NOT read ANY of the other 4. What I thought would be a regular police crime thriller was very different because although Margot was in charge of the police investigation, Joona Linna an ex-cop and his friend Erik, a doctor - poked their noses into the case. This angle was odd because generally the reader follows just one lead character/detective as they solve the case. I did not feel as though it was one character’s story and with the content spread across Erik, Joona and Margot, I was unable to fully engage with the plot. I constantly thought, why are Erik and Joona poking their noses into police business rather than getting on with their lives? It was very difficult to root for Erik and Joona. What was good about this plot was just how difficult it was for the police to pick up clues. The stalker/serial killer was forensically aware and those YouTube clips just poked fun at the police but gave nothing away. I liked how Lars Kepler made the stalker very creepy in the tale. The tone of suspense and danger/threat was spot on. From time to time you would suspect characters of being the stalker as the story moved on. But I did find the shifting focus between Erik, Joona and Margot a distraction. This structure of story telling was a disappointment for me. I liked how the character Jackie brought into the story how blind people cope in their daily lives. The mysteries were explained and were a gentle way to raise public awareness. The humour within this novel was gentle too, for example…‘Our lives aren’t boring,’ Thomas says calmly. ‘There’s nothing boring about not using drugs, or alcohol or tobacco… or coffee or tea.’ ‘Why not coffee?’ Adam asks. ‘Because the body is a gift from God,’ he replies simply. ‘If it’s a gift, then surely you can drink coffee if you want to?’ Adam retorts. ‘Of course, it isn’t set in stone,’ Thomas says lightly. ‘It’s just guidance…’‘OK,’ Adam nods.‘But if we listen to this guidance, the Lord promises that the angel of death will pass our home and not kill us.’ Thomas smiles.‘How quickly does the angel come if you mess up badly?’ Margot asks.... This novel covers a lot of ground, a nice tour around sex and drugs but is rather far fetched in places, especially towards the end. But the epilogue is very good, especially the explanation of stalking and obsessive fixation syndrome.I thought Stalker was a 4 star GOOD read, it got the creepiness of stalking spot on but lacked the character development and dynamics of police procedurals. It was a good crime thriller but not in the top division. The split between Erik, Joona and Margot simply did not work for me. I think readers like to strongly follow a single character rather than a trio who do not work for the same firm. But it was a GOOD read and will make me think twice about walking my dog whilst wearing my yellow rain coat with a camera in my pocket.Stalker was written in 2014 and is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook. Lars Kepler is the pen name for the Swedish literary couple Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher Harper Collins UK for giving me a copy of this book on the understanding that I provide an honest review.

  • Sean Peters
    2019-06-23 08:49

    Thank you to Net Galley, to the publishers and to the authors, as Lars Kepler is two people !My first novel by this team, Lars Kepler, although fifth in the series..Firstly the length of this book, makes me give the book was star less, yes it is too long at nearly 640 pages...Secondly, lots of pages means lots of characters, lots of plots, sub plots.A video is sent to the National Crime Investigation Department in Stockholm. It shows a normal woman in her own home, doing nothing very exciting. By the time the police identify her, she’s dead. More victims are found, and it becomes clear that the killer is not going to stop. Each video sent to the police means another butchered woman. With the chilling fact they cannot trace who the person is till it is too late..Margot Silverman is tasked with catching the killer. Heavily pregnant, she’s determined to solve the case before going on leave. Erik Maria Bark is a hypnotist who thinks the crimes may be linked to a case he worked on years ago. And everyone thought Joona Linna was dead! As mentioned I have not read previous books in the series, and I found Stalker a little confusing at first. There are lots of characters and plot elements that call back to earlier novels, and it’s a lot to take in at once. So I do suggest that you read all previous four books.Due the large size of the book, it lacks the pulse rating pace of many books I enjoy to read, but gains a good pace for the last 20% of the book.Different plots, lots of geography on Sweden do interrupt the pace and also following so many characters also effects the pace.Really a battle in my own head whether a three star or a four star(especially for the last part of the book), but when a book takes two weeks to read and is a struggle, then really this is a three star.Good points, but maybe a few negative points.My honest thoughts and review.One question for you readers is this a Crime Thriller or a psychological thriller ?

  • Anne Goldschrift
    2019-06-06 06:00

    Wer hätte mit dieser Auflösung gerechnet? Ich fand sie auf jeden Fall super, auch wenn es zugegebenermaßen etwaaaas unrealistisch war :D

  • Cat
    2019-06-04 01:51

    2017 vai ser o ano de Lars Kepler. Sem dúvida nenhuma.Depois do final do quarto livro da série, eu estava bastante curiosa para saber o que iria acontecer a seguir. E fui brindada com uma trama daquelas.Para mim, estes livros têm vindo a melhorar à medida que a série avança, o que é um óptimo sinal. Ainda me lembro da irritação que senti ao ler o primeiro livro. E o quão estranho e desagradável achei Joona Linna. Confesso que ainda não posso considerar esta série como tendo um lugarzinho especial no meu coração, já que não considero as histórias qualquer coisa do outro mundo (e a mistura de tempos verbais na mesma frase continua a fazer-me confusão), mas estes são livros que se lêem muito bem e aos quais não falta ação.‘Stalker’ não decepcionou. A partir de certa altura, a ação torna-se alucinante e custa pousar o livro para ir fazer outra coisa. Além disso, a descoberta do assassino é aquela surpresa que uma pessoa não espera. Mais uma coisa boa; thrillers demasiado óbvios são uma desilusão.Em relação ao que menos gostei, para além das misturas de tempos verbais, temos personagens novas, nomeadamente Margot e Adam (não vou dizer quem são), e não gostei nem de um nem do outro. Outra coisa que também me fez torcer o nariz foi, já perto do final, uma cena em que Joona já percebeu a coisa toda e explica à agente da polícia, que aceita aquilo com um rapidez impressionante. Tendo em conta umas quantas coisas que se passam antes, este comportamento pareceu-me desfasado e irreal.Mas, pronto, é um livro para quem gosta de thrillers nórdicos e, claro está, para os amantes de Lars Kepler. Este livro devora-se, minha gente. Ide ler se ainda não o fizeram.

  • Dimitris Passas
    2019-06-01 04:07

    Πρόκειται για ένα από τα καλύτερα δείγματα του Σουηδικού αστυνομικού μυθιστορήματος. Το ''Stalker'', είναι το 5ο βιβλίο της σειράς με κεντρικό ήρωα τον ντετέκτιβ Joona Linna και προσωπικά με αποζημίωσε με τον καλύερο τρόπο, ύστερα από την απογοήτευση του ''Sandman''. Στο ''Stalker'', επιστρέφει o Erik Maria Bark, ο υπνωτιστής από το ομώνυμο πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς και μαζί με τον Linna προσπαθούν να ρίξουν φως σε μια αλυσίδα δολοφονιών από έναν stalker, από έναν serial killer δηλαδή ο οποίος παρακολουθεί την ζωή των υποψηφίων θυμάτων του και τους μαγνητοσκοπεί δίχως οι ίδιοι να το γνωρίζουν. Η αφήγηση εκτυλίσσεται από τουλαχιστον τρείς διαφορετικές προοπτικές, γεγονός που συντελεί σε έναν γρήγορο ρυθμό και η πλοκή είναι πολύ καλά ''δεμένη'' και χωρίς τα κενά που , δυστυχώς, συναντάμε σε πολλά βιβλία του είδους. Ο Joona Linna είναι, κατά την γνώμη μου, ένας από τους πιο ενδιαφέροντες χαρακτήρες του Σκανδιναβικού crime και σε αυτό το βιβλίο ακολουθεί τις ιδιόρρυθμές μεθόδους του, οι οποίες ωστόσο πάντοτε αποδίδουν καρπούς. Το φινάλε, σε αφήνει σε ένα μεγάλο cliffhanger και είναι βέβαιο πως θα περιμένω με μεγάλη ανυπομοησία το επόμενο βιβλίο της σειράς.Να υπενθυμίσω, για όσους δεν το γνωρίζουν, ότι το Lars Kepler είναι το ψευδωνυμο για ένα ζευγάρι συγγραφέων, των Alexander και Alexandra Αhndoril, οι οποίοι θεωρούνται από τους πιο επιτυχημένους και εμπορικούς συγγραφείς στη Σκανδιναβία.Καλή ανάγνωση!

  • Bryony Nelson
    2019-05-29 07:53

    4.5 stars.I really REALLY enjoyed this. I loved the plot line of a stalker most. Feeling like someone is watching me has always been one of my creepy paranoia feelings (and reading this has probably made it 200 times worse but ehh) and this book captured the feelings/paranoia of the victims really well.The story had super gross parts but they were also equally amazing. My only downfall was the amount of named characters. I struggled to keep up with everyone, especially if their name was Swedish, as I kept forgetting who the smaller characters were.But other than that minor personal problem, I thought this book was awesome. It kept me thinking at all times and had the CRAZIEST plot twist ever that I did not see coming at all. I would definitely recommend this.I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tanja Berg
    2019-06-06 05:09

    Rating 4* out of 5. A very solid thriller. This is the fifth book in the series that I've read in short order. To be precise, I listened to the first four and it's only fifth that I've actually read. Part of the reason is because it is written in third person present tense and that is not a style I enjoy. I left "the Hypnotist" after three pages and only picked up as mp3 many years later. "Stalker" was a superb and very quick reading experience - I am glad I had the opportunity to devote myself to it.Joona Linna has disappeared, presumed dead. Sara Bauer knows it isn't so, she is sure that he is with the family he spirited away years ago. When she finally finds proof that Jurek Walter is dead, she goes to find him and shortly afterwards he returns to Stockholm. Joona is a shadow of his own self to start with - emaciated and with a limp. He gets involved in the case of a new serial killer, one who stalks and brutally murders women. He's not overtly a part of the investigation, but he can't keep away - particularly not when he thinks the investigation is headed in the wrong direction.After four books I am quite heavily invested in the returning characters. I find Joona Linna far more adimarable know that I know him than in the first book. It's ashame that Sara Bauer doesn't make more of an appearance, but maybe next time. Erik Maria Bark, the hypnotist, is one of the main characters. He realizes with the murders that he put the murderer behind bars years ago... or maybe an innocent man.This was a real nail biter from start to finish. This was one of the most absorbing reads to far this year, I read it in little over 24 hours. I've been lukewarm toward this series for a long time, but with this book, I've definitely become a fan.

  • Pupottina
    2019-05-27 03:50

    I coniugi Lars Kepler hanno pubblicato un altro grande successo da sommare ai precedenti e forse anche un po’ superandosi, visto che sono tornati con una serie infinita di colpi di scena. Il bello dei loro romanzi sta proprio nell’imprevedibilità delle loro storie. Il lettore resta sempre spiazzato dinanzi alle loro scelte narrative. Dopo lo sconvolgente finale de L’UOMO DELLA SABBIA, che aveva lasciato l’affezionato pubblico dei lettori in sospeso per la sorte dell’ispettore Joona Linna, i Lars Kepler riportano in primo piano il loro personaggio più interessante del romanzo d’esordio, colui che aveva dato il titolo a L’IPNOTISTA. Erik Maria Bark torna con una situazione familiare mutata, ma positiva dal punto di vista professionale e personale. Ha nuovi interessi, ma anche vecchi casi con cui fare i conti. Errori del passato tornano a dominare il suo presente. Verità taciute consolidano sospetti contro di lui. Preoccupanti pericoli incombono sul suo futuro. Soltanto Joona Linna potrebbe aiutarlo, ma lui è stato dichiarato morto.Ciò che rende fantastico questo nuovo romanzo, portandoci NELLA MENTE DELL'IPNOTISTA, è soprattutto la decisione dei Lars Kepler di sottoporre l’ipnotista ad esperienze inimmaginabili. Lo mettono in situazioni spinose, che sono letteralmente contro la sua natura e formazione medica; vicende che si evolvono in pericoli costantemente in crescita, creando un ritmo adrenalinico che non si perde, nonostante le 600 pagine di action thriller.

  • Roy
    2019-06-16 04:46

    My first novel in this series. I may have missed some back story, but it didnt detravt from the crime at hand. Joona takes a slight back seat, but does come into his own later in the novel. Thrilling, fast paced and Warning: very graphic murder scenes. My only gripe is the length. For a crime novel its very long. Im not sure if the translation created the excessive length or not. Well worth your time.

  • Elaine Tomasso
    2019-05-31 03:02

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Harper Collins UK for an advance copy of Stalker, the fifth outing for Joona Linna, Lars Kepler's Stockholm based, Finnish detective. The previous novel, The Sandman, ended on a bad note for Joona so I was interested to see where the authors would take his character. The novel opens with him apparently dead and his replacement, the very pregnant Margot Silverman, comfortably installed behind his desk. Her first case is not long in coming. A woman is found butchered in her home but the creepy thing about it is the video. A couple of days before a video, filmed through the window, of the same woman struggling to get her tights on had been send to the police and uploaded on YouTube but as she couldn't be recognised and there was no overt threat in it they did nothing with it. In the meantime Joona comes back from the dead and starts to investigate, first to help Margot and then as a private citizen when he doesn't believe the police's reasoning and suspect.Stalker is a very good read with all the requisite twists and turns to keep you interested and reading. The perpetrator is suitably clever and elusive so it takes the equally clever and unorthodox Joona to realise what is really going on. Yes, that does sound formulaic and it is to a great extent but it's how the authors manage it that is the great strength of the novel. It opens with a very flat recitation of what the police do with the original video and how it relates to the body. t's all very matter of fact with no hint of what is to come. The next chapter defines a stalker and their potential motivations. So with the scene set it plunges straight in to the narrative proper. I love the contrast between these two scene setting chapters and the action in the rest of the novel. I like the fact that the authors are not frightened to mix things up, I assumed that with all that has happened to him and his excellent solve rate Joona would be welcomed back by his former colleagues but not at all as they distrust him and his judgement and almost refuse to have anything to do with him. I also think the perpetrator, the eponymous stalker, is very well drawn with their motive unfathomable to ordinary people but, from what I have seen in true crime documentaries, very realistic. I have to say, however, that I did guess who it was early on but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the novel as I didn't manage to get anywhere on the detail of why, how etc.I have no hesitation in recommending Stalker as a very good, chilling read.

  • Julie Mestdagh
    2019-06-12 06:02

    Elke keer wanneer ik denk dat ik een beetje uit-gethrillerd ben, wanneer ik denk dat geen enkel thrillerplot mij nog kan boeien en ik elk soort misdaad ondertussen wel al van alle kanten beschreven heb gezien, komt ofwel Jo Nesbo of Lars Kepler om het hoekje piepen met een dijk van een verhaal. En dat was deze keer niet anders. Was ik vorige week nog licht teleurgesteld naar het zeer goed geschreven maar in mijn ogen bijzonder doorzichtige "grafteken" van Arnaldur Indridason, heeft Lars Kepler me nu met "Stalker" van mijn sokken geblazen. Stalker is het vijfde boek in de Joona Linna reeks en mijn verbazing over de komst van zo'n vijfde boek nadat Linna in het vierde boek zelfmoord zou hebben gepleegd zorgde ervoor dat ik twijfelend aan het boek begon. Ik bedoel, Joona Linna is voor Kepler wat Harry Hole is voor Jo Nesbo. Geen verhaal zonder de alom geprezen rechercheur. Wie zou in dit boek dan de touwtjes in handen hebben? Mijn ongerustheid was van korte duur. Vanaf de eerste pagina word je meegezogen in een bloedstollend verhaal over een stalker die vrouwen vanuit het raam filmt. Op het moment dat hij ze gaat vermoorden, stuurt hij de link naar het filmpje naar de politie…. die telkens net te laat komt. Wie is die persoon toch die zo gruwelijke feiten pleegt en telkens heel karakteristiek tewerk gaat? En waarom? En wat is het verband tussen de slachtoffers? Het verhaal brengt de lezer niet alleen een ongelofelijk sterk plot met veel verrassende wendingen, maar ook een tripje door Stockholm (wie er al geweest is kan zich de plaatsen zo voor de geest halen), door de vorige boeken van Kepler en geweldige karakters. Wat ik altijd bijzonder apprecieer aan Kepler's boeken is dat "de goeden" (de politie, misdaadbestrijders) niet ongedeerd blijven, wat het verhaal geloofwaardiger maakt en dat het écht niet te voorspellen is. Spannend tot op het einde! Topklasse!

  • Nora|KnyguDama
    2019-06-09 08:50

    Kai esi perskaitęs tiek daug detektyvų, su laiku tampa vis lengviau nuspėti pabaigą ar įvykių seką. Todėl kai į rankas papuola detektyvas kuris nustebina, o siužetas supainioja net prisiekusį skaitovą, be galo džiaugiuosi.Kažkodėl autorių duetą pasivadinusį Lars Kepler slapyvardžiu anksčiau buvau nuvertinusi. Buvau nusprendusi skaityti jų knygą „Smėlio žmogus“, bet aptikusi daug gramatikos ir skyrybos klaidų padėjau šalin. Prastas vertimas, ir klaidos mane iš karto atbaido nuo knygos. Tačiau pastaruoju metu pastebėjau „Obuolio“ leidyklos „pasitempimą“ – klaidų tekstuose beveik nebėra, vertimai kokybiškesni, o ir leidžiamos knygos nebe tokios lėkštos.Esu didžiulė detektyvo žanro gerbėja, o ir dirbdama knygyne nuolat girdžiu pirkėjų pagyras Lars Kepler knygoms. Pasirodžius „Persekiotojui“ , mane labai papirko viršelis. Toks tikras siaubo filmo plakatas. Siaubo žanrą taip pat mėgstu, tad daviau knygai šansą. Na ir ką gi, nuo pirmųjų puslapių knyga mane labai įtraukė.Švedijoje siaučia serijinis žudikas – nufilmuoja buitinį vaizdelį su savo auka, slapta ją stebėdamas, tada tą vaizdelį nusiunčia policijai, ir po kelių dienų auka randama žiauriai nužudyta.Knygoje tiek veiksmo, tiek įtampos ir netikėtų siužeto posūkių, kad sunku net aprašyti. Pabaiga nustebino, nesitikėjau tokios atomazgos. Tačiau šią knygą geriau skaityti jau perskaičius ankstesnes autoriaus knygas – mat kai kurių minimų įvykių, žmonių nežinojau ir šiek tiek gaila dėl to.

  • Muskaan Gambhir
    2019-06-13 08:08

    You thought you were alone.Think again.Stalker is the fifth book of the joona Linna series by Lars Kepler, who has never failed to thrill their readers (well, at least not me). A serial killer is on loose in the city and is filming the victims right before killing them. Being stalked would be everyone's worst nightmare and that is well conveyed in the book. The plot is very thrilling and the book is so well written that I was hooked to it right from the start.It's an awesome page turner. Whenever I thought the killer will be revealed, Kepler surprised me with another twist in the story.And when I finally got to know who the stalker was it was literally jaw dropping.The characters developed by lars Kepler are very good, Joona Linna makes the perfect detective in the series.I would suggest this book to all the those who like crime thrillers and it would be a much better read if you read the whole series.

  • Emma Darcy
    2019-05-28 04:16

    The present tense was very annoying. It's not a small book. No one should have to read in present tense for that long.I didn't guess the twist. I would usually love that but after a big reveal you should be able to look back and recognise the clues you missed. Otherwise you're just doing random shit.

  • Maria Alice
    2019-06-14 01:53

    O melhor da série embora gostasse que o final fosse outro.

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  • .Louise.☽
    2019-05-26 05:52

    My review available here:

  • Raquel
    2019-06-16 03:16

    Joona Linna regressa em mais uma história magistralmente escrita por esta dupla de escritores, que como todos os escritores desta nova vaga do policial nórdico, consegue mais do que qualquer outra coisa fazer-nos ganhar uma verdadeira ligação aos seus heróis, ou anti heróis se assim preferirmos, há uma ligação genuína, uma empatia que se cria entre o leitor e os seus inspectores, torcemos por eles, queremos que eles recuperem, que saíam vencedores do eterno conflito entre o bem e o mal e nesta histórica começamos exactamente por aí, por não saber o que é feito do nosso Finlandês solitário, está vivo, está morto são questões que se colocam, pois sabemos que toda esta saga é a saga de Joona Linna, mas a forma como ele nos ia ser devolvido era uma incógnita e não temos razão para temer, na verdade mais fraco ou incompreendido, o que interessa é que continua dono de uma inteligência cima da média, leal aos seus valores e aos seus.A historia começa com uma ideia não muito original, o cinema já nos contou várias vezes esta história de voyeurs dos tempos modernos, mas quando escrita por alguém tão talentoso a fasquia sobe de imediato, desta forma desde o inicio que estamos perante uma história que vai fluindo de forma muito coerente, começamos com uma nova dupla de investigadores que nunca consegue roubar o nosso coração, é difícil sentir simpatia pela nova dupla, principalmente ele que não é o policia que queremos para a história e honestamente na minha opinião nada acrescenta a esta, no entanto, a reintrodução do Eric na narrativa após 3 livros de ausência, aumenta a complexidade do mistério, até ao final a forma como tudo se desenrola é verdadeiramente arrebatadora. A identidade do Stalker não sendo uma total surpresa, é feita com tal mestria que pensamos ..."Como não percebi logo".Só me resta dizer tal como fiz no livro anterior, no final só pensei Joona como é possível continuarem a fazer-te isto!!! A ultima página é devastadora.Recomendo

  • Kim Kimselius
    2019-06-12 10:07

    Psykologisk thriller, som beskriver allt in i minsta detalj, vilket gör mig obehagligt berörd när det gäller skildringarna av morden. Jag vill inte veta allt, jag vill tänka lite själv.Det är en spännande bok med oväntade vändningar, men också med partier som är sega och får mig att tappa intresset.Upplösningen är grym och väl detaljerad. När jag tror att allt är över och tror jag kan andas ut, sätter det fart igen.En, i mitt tycke, alldeles för lång bok.Jag lovade mig själv att jag aldrig mer ska läsa en Keplerbok, det blir bara för mycket av råhet, blod och massaker. Tycker du om den typen av deckare/thriller kan jag rekommendera boken till dig, annars bör du låta bli att läsa den...För nio år sedan dömdes prästen Rocky Kyrklund till rättspsykiatrisk vård för ett brutalt mord. Själv minns han ingenting. Efter en svår olycka har han återkommande blackouter.Samma sommar som hans återanpassning till samhället påbörjas, skickar någon en filmsekvens på en kvinna i ett fönster till polisen. Nästa dag hittas kvinnan död i sitt hem. Det är inte bara det bestialiska våldet som leder tankarna till Rocky Kyrklunds gamla mord. En ny film kommer till polisen. Ingen förstår vad som händer och Joona Linna är försvunnen sedan mer än ett år. Nästan alla tror att han är död. Nästan alla..

  • Jessica
    2019-06-23 05:10

    Den här boken är full av action och spänning och definitivt den i serien med högst tempo och mest svängar i historien. Jag kan inte låta bli att sträckläsa delar av den till långt efter läggdags bara för att veta hur saker ska utvecklas. Det är bevarandet av spänning som gör att jag ger den en trea för utan det är jag inte säker på att jag avslutat boken med de övriga besvikelser som boken innebar.Jag tycker det känns som om författarna försökt göra manus till en actionfilm och fokuserat så på de synliga detaljerna att de glömt bort det djup och karaktärsfokus som gjorde att jag blev så förtjust i serien till att börja med. Det känns som om de är så besatta av att göra intryck på och chocka sina läsare att de stundtals tappar fokus från historien och glider iväg i ointressanta sidospår, platta klichéer och våldsglorifierande beskrivningar. Dessutom känns det som om ett par av personerna i böckerna genomgått sådana förändringar i personlighet att det hade varit bättre att ersätta de av nya outforskade personer.

  • Matthew C
    2019-06-21 06:50

    I've found this book very interesting, a good thriller, but having read a lot of book like this one, i think that in this case the plot is a little bit unrealistic. Furthermore is the second part of a story and even if it could be read not knowing the first book (l'ipnotista), i think that is anyway a problem.In fact in a thriller the description of the characters is important for the comprehension of the story but, as always, in the second book is partially omissed.

  • Mientras Leo
    2019-06-04 03:16

    Me hago mayor para este tipo de historias, o tal vez he leído demasiados libros parecidos. La historia entretiene y engancha lo suficiente, pero Joona.. esta vez... en fin. Opinión completa http://entremontonesdelibros.blogspot...