Title: The Mirror Man
Author: Lars Kepler
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: 26th May 2022
IF YOU SEE HIS REFLECTION
IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE . . .
Five years ago, Jenny Lind was abducted on her way home from school.
Now her lifeless body is found hanging in a playground. But there is no evidence and only one witness – a man who cannot remember what he saw.
With Detective Joona Linna and the police scrambling to find a lead, another girl goes missing. And as they close in on the killer, they discover that the Mirror Man’s crimes are more shocking than they ever could have imagined . . .
I’ve been meaning to read one of Lars Kepler’s books for quite a while now and I’m so thrilled that I started with this completely chilling masterpiece! I haven’t read any of the other books in this series but The Mirror Man totally works as a standalone novel (although I’ve already bought the other instalments because after reading this I’m hooked and must now read them all). The story mostly follows Detective Joona Linna as he encounters a truly terrifying killer – The Mirror Man. I don’t want to say much more for fear of giving anything away so just trust me when I say, if you like dark thrillers then you have to read this book!
The Mirror Man had me transfixed from the opening chapter. It’s a hefty book at over 550 pages but it never felt it – I raced through, desperate to follow the frightening unfolding of events and actually stayed up until 3am one night to finish it! It’s an intelligently plotted thriller with breakneck twists and turns that will keep any reader glued to the pages. It’s also genuinely chilling and unnerving in a way that gave me nightmares and had me looking over my shoulder. I really cannot recommend it any more highly. The Mirror Man is not for the faint hearted but it is an exceptional masterclass in crime fiction. A very easy five stars from me.
Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.
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