Pages: 585 Price: £8.00 Published: 2016 by Harper Collins
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Detective
“A film arrives at Stockholm’s National Crime Investigation Department showing a woman in her own home, plainly unaware she is being watched. The police don’t take it seriously…until she is found murdered. When the next video arrives, Detective Margot Silverman frantically attempts to identify the victim. But they’re already dead. Because at the time the video was sent, the killer was already inside their house… Soon Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Who will the Stalker target next?”
A gripping story from beginning to end that will send chills up your spine.
Possibly one of my favourite books I’ve ever read. The book is about a serial killer stalker who watches their victims for weeks, following them around and learning their routines. Then, when they decide to strike, the stalker sends a video of the women inside their houses, however this video is sent to the police after the stalker has broken into the house and brutally killed the women. Detective Margot Silverman is in charge of the case however she enlists the help of her partner Adam and thought-to-be-dead detective Joona Linna.
The detective then enlists the help of psychologist Eric Maria Bark, who helps a witness of a crime scene calm down by hypnosis in order to get him to reveal what he saw. Eric then learns from the witness a striking similarity between another case he had been involved in many years ago. And so Eric also starts his own investigations first by asking the old witness who claims the killing is conduct by someone called “The Unclean Preacher”.
The ending has a massive twist and I’ve never read a better twist before. It’s an unbelivable and yet believable ending. That is quite unforgettable, a proper edge-of-your-seat moment and a true page turner.