You will want to read The Rabbit Hunter. I am actually afraid to tell you more than that because giving you too much information about this intricately plotted and wonderfully written novel would be like pulling the thread on a favorite sweater and watching in horror as the entire kit-and-kaboodle unravels ... This is a flawless collaboration for two reasons: [the authors] stay out of each other’s way, so it is difficult (if not impossible) to tell who has written what, and it is apparent within the first few pages that what one doesn’t think of, the other does. This newest entry has everything: graphic sex, violence, meticulous plotting, strong characterization and a deep, deep mystery at its core. Let’s also give a moment of thanks to translator Neil Smith, without whom most of us probably would never get to read this outstanding work ... There are twists and turns galore here --- so many, in fact, that you will give up trying to guess who the guilty party is or what will happen next ... It will drive you insane in all of the best possible ways ... Strongly recommended, if you’re not too squeamish.
... high-octane ... Kepler builds suspense with each subsequent murder while planting more clues to tantalize readers. Joona is constantly one step behind the killer, increasing the stakes for the next victim in line. While there are instances of graphic violence and admittedly gratuitous sex, Kepler keeps things grounded with real emotional threads for each of his characters. Joona’s relationship with his former co-workers is especially intriguing as he tries to put his criminal misdeeds behind him while rebuilding the trust of his colleagues ... grips readers from the start and rarely lets up throughout its 500-plus pages ... a chase you’ll want to get in on.
Linna’s acts of heroism occasionally strain reality, but the resulting action, combined with the unflinching mood of Scandinavian noir, holds strong appeal for American thriller fans, especially those of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.