WHO: Lars Kepler
(a pseudonym for the husband-and-wife writing team Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril)
WHAT: THE SANDMAN, a novel
WHEN: Published by Knopf March 7, 2018
WHERE: The authors lives in Stockholm.
“Jurek Walter has been confined to an ultrasecure psychiatric ward near Stockholm for 13 years after being convicted of just two of the more than 20 murders he is suspected of having committed.
“Det. Insp. Joona Linna, who has always believed that Jurek had an accomplice, is vindicated when Mikael Kobler-Frost, a crime writer’s son who was thought to have been killed by Jurek, manages to escape captivity and provides some information about his captor, whom he calls the Sandman. Mikael’s revelation that his sister, Felicia, who disappeared with him, is also still alive prompts the police to attempt a dangerous gambit: sending Insp. Saga Bauer into Jurek’s ward posing as a patient to try to get him to reveal enough information to rescue the sister.
“Kepler doesn’t pull any punches, and his care in creating characters will make readers deeply invested in their fates.”
–PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, a boxed and starred review
“Kepler has crafted a phenomenal hero in Linna, who wields intuition, strategic genius, and refreshing vulnerability against a foe as compelling and calculating as Hannibal Lecter.”
–Christine Tran, in a starred review for BOOKLIST
“This shiver-inducing read will have you turning pages
until the cliff-hanger ending.” –Melissa DeWild, LIBRARY JOURNAL
Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.
Knopf. 449 pages. $27.95 ISBN 978-1-5247-3224-0
To interview the authors, contact:
Abby Endler | 212-572-2015 | firstname.lastname@example.org