The Spider: A novel (Killer Instinct #9) (Hardcover)

The Spider: A novel (Killer Instinct #9) By Lars Kepler, Alice Menzies (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lars Kepler, Alice Menzies (Translated by)
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#1 INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A serial killer is spinning a sinister web and Detectives Joona Linna and Saga Bauer are caught dead center.

This pulse-pounding descent into the chilling world of The Spider is another shocking thriller in the Killer Instinct series.

Three years ago, Detective Saga Bauer received an ominous postcard describing a gun and nine white bullets—one of which was intended for her partner, Detective Joona Linna. The sender alleged that Saga was the only person who could save him. But as time passed, the threat faded.

Until now.

A sack with a decomposing body has been found hanging from a tree in the forest. A milky white bullet casing turns up at the scene. When the body count begins to rise, the police realize that the killer is sending riddles, offering them the chance to stop the murders before they happen. But the police always seem to arrive a moment too late. As they begin to close in, the case becomes more and more tangled: someone is spinning a fiendishly intricate web, pulling Joona ever closer to a trap he may not be able to escape. The Spider is shocking and exhilarating in a way only Lars Kepler could accomplish.

About the Author

LARS KEPLER is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband-and-wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their number-one internationally best-selling novels have sold more than seventeen million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Alice Menzies.

Praise For…

Praise for Lars Kepler's The Spider

"Kepler captivates the reader while also keeping things moving at a break-neck pace. While Linna has been saddled with many tough cases, this one could be the most complex, as members of the police appear to be the target, with gruesome outcomes. . . . Chilling ... will have readers wondering as the story progresses, proving Lars Kepler’s superior writing ability. . . . Keep[s] the reader hooked from the opening pages and never backs down. . . . The characters, many of whom emerge for the first time, are strong and keep the reader in the middle of the action, adding depth to an already stellar piece of writing. . . . There is such an easy flow to Lars Kepler novels. . . . There appears to be no jaggedness when it comes to reading, nothing jilted or lost in translation. . . . Dark, Scandinavian, and full of surprises. What else could you want in a book?" 
Mystery & Suspense

" the ante in this pulse-pounding ninth Killer Instinct thriller featuring detective Joona Linna.... Kepler manages to make each murder resonate, giving the deaths uncommon weight in the lives of Linna and his fellow detectives, who grow increasingly distraught at their failure to prevent the killings. That veracity, combined with regular passages of almost unbearable tension, make this another standout in a strong series."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593321041
ISBN-10: 0593321049
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Killer Instinct