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Lazarus

Lazarus

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"The latest installment in the internationally best-selling Joona Linna series sees the Swedish detective on the trail of the worst serial killer he's seen yet. Across the continent, someone is brutally murdering Europe's worst criminals. Who can object to taking out rapists, arsonists, human traffickers? But when two of the victims have a direct connection to detective Joona Linna, it's clear to him that somebody's trying to send him a message. His longtime colleague Saga Bauer dismisses his hunch as paranoid ravings, but all evidence points to a killer who they previously thought could only haunt their dreams. As innocent bodies begin to pile up in Sweden, the race is on to track down the most terrifying villain they've ever encountered"--
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593317839
0593317831
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KEPLER 2020
Characteristics: 487 pages ; 25 cm
Language Note: In English, translated from the Swedish
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew)

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khutton_0
Mar 22, 2021

I loved this book, the suspense and action drove me to read it all in one day. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. Not for the squeamish though, very graphic violence. Excellent story and the ending will blow you away!

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Allan_Martel
Mar 12, 2021

Absolutely gruesome - Silence of the Lambs on steroids - chapter after chapter of deaths by mutilation described in morbid, ultimately pointless detail as a thought to be dead arch enemy wreaks havoc through a completely implausible vendetta killing dozens of victims everywhere.

Nowhere is safe - this guy would follow you to the moon, even if you were hiding there!

Carnage, blood and gore; far more important than plot - I skimmed the violence , then I skipped the violence and found 12 pasge chapters reduced to two pages.

I've read the rest of this series, but that stops now.

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CAxelsen
Jan 18, 2021

Preposterous plot comes to mind. As does ludicrous. I read over 100 pages before stopping due to pandemic confinement and no other reason. This pair of so-called writers ought to find another vocation, maybe comics. Those complaining of excessive violence are correct of course but violence must be realistic, somewhat plausible to succeed. Otherwise its simply gratuitous. Don't believe the publisher's reviews.

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dubonnet
Dec 11, 2020

Disappointed in this storyline. It's been awhile since I've read the other books in the series so I don't remember if this character appeared before. I found the story line unbelievable and ridiculous. The killer was made out to have superhuman powers, but only the hero could figure out his moves. There is a lot of graphic violence and too many killings and a sad ending. Looks like the authors have left an opening for a follow up story, but it will likely be more of the same!

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maipenrai
Dec 03, 2020

There is Nordic noir and Nordic gore. I have read all the books in the Stockholm detective Joona Linna series, but have been growing disenchanted. Now I am done. This book was too gruesome and violent for me. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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maipenrai
Dec 03, 2020

There is Nordic noir and Nordic gore. I have read all the books in the Stockholm detective Joona Linna series, but have been growing disenchanted. Now I am done. This book was too gruesome and violent for me. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Dec 01, 2020

This book should come with a bold print warning about the violence. I made it halfway through but could not take any more after the elderly woman with dementia was batting a severed head of a man around with her cane. I have enjoyed the other books in the Joona Linna series. My non-completion of the books makes it difficult for a review. With than in mind and knowing that there are other readers who would love a book with a psychopath like Hannibal Lecter, I am channeling my brother’s reaction. He would love it. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is electrifying, but just be warned it isn’t for everyone. Jurek Walter, Linna’s nemesis, was introduced in the fourth book, and readers thought he had been killed, but he hasn’t and he returns to wreak havoc and death in the seventh book.

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Mar 12, 2021

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Allan_Martel
Mar 12, 2021

imagine a butcher shop for humans. Now wipe away that image and don't read this book

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