A drowned young woman is discovered on an abandoned pleasure boat drifting by the Stockholm archipelago—strangely, her clothes are dry. The next day in Stockholm, a man turns up dead, hanging from a lamp hook inside his completely bare apartment—but how could he have hung himself with no furniture to climb upon? As Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, he discovers that they are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. From the internationally bestselling author of The Hypnotist comes The Nightmare, another spellbinding tale of Nordic crime.
Well… Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this second book in the Joona Linna Series as much as I did the first. Again, the writing felt disjointed and hard to immerse myself in. It felt as though there was a lot of unnecessary wordage, such as a paragraph about chocolate that felt out of place. It was a long book, but could have been cut down by at least 200pages which would have fastened up the pace some. I personally found it hard to like any of the characters because we don’t get to really meet them, in that they sort of feel very 2 dimensional. However, apart from that, I did find I enjoyed to story line. Admittedly it’s not something that I would normally find myself reading as I find i enjoy the psychopathic killer more than the hired killer type plots. And I do really like Joona’s personality, he reminds me a bit of myself. That alone makes me want to keep on reading in the series, because I do really enjoy his thinking and behaviour.
I’m looking forward to the next in this series, and hope that my review doesn’t dissuade you from trying the book out yourself, because it may just be up your alley!
Keep on reading,