The Hypnotist, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm.

Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family.

He's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock.

Linna's running out of time. The killer's on the run and, seemingly, there are no clues.

Desperate for information, Linna enlists disgraced specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again.

As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna's case.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007359127



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This was a competent crime thriller spoiled by the irritating cliche that people with mental illness are violent. So, so, so not the case in the vast majority of people. This fact alone utterly frustrated me.

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half-way through this book and already all i could think about is when this ordeal of a read will end! the blurbs have proclaimed it 'ferocious...visceral...mesmerizing', and there's also no end of regular readers who genuinely enjoyed this...maybe i was just in a really foul mood when i read this?its messy, incoherent, and bland! i could not make myself care for any of the characters (they're very infuriating). big moments and reveals have drawn out nothing from me but resigned sighs and eye-rolling. by the second half, the book has finally started to gain traction. but by then i was irredeemably lost and blissfully imagining (and rightfully/luckily guessing) the be fair, i think the material may translate better in the big screen, or as a serialized tv drama. though i think i'll be skipping those too if/when they come out.

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