The Fire Witness

The Fire Witness

Book - 2013
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When a medium contacts the police department with claims about a murder at a rural home for wayward girls, detective Joona Linna investigates bizarre clues only to find himself confronting more violent truths and a figure from his past.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 2013
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374298661
Branch Call Number: Mystery Kepler
Characteristics: 497 pages ; 24 cm

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loudem
Jul 26, 2017

As usual, a great book from Kepler. Lots of twists. What else can one say?

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The third book in the Detective Inspector Joona Linna series) SERIES: 4. The Sandman (2014) - AVAILABLE THRU MNLINK
5. Stalker (2016) - AVAILABLE THRU MNLINK
6. The Rabbit Hunter (2017)

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marinka
Sep 04, 2015

The only thing this book has going for it is suspense. The writing is awful, the characters cliche. One super cop and everyone else is really stupid, leaning towards nasty and the women pathetic. The storyline for the most part jumps from one point of ridiculousness to the next.

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nannerl
Mar 11, 2014

This could have been much better with a talented translator and a skilled editor. As it is, you'll need to suspend logic and be prepared for nonsensical dialogue. Other than all that, compelling enough for me to finish it.

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bayougal
Oct 31, 2013

Kepler keeps the Joona Linna series going with this intriguing story that mixes runaway girls, mediums and detective procedure in the most interesting way. The writing style makes the most unpalatable circumstances readable; as a matter of fact, their books are hard to put down. I hope there is more to come from this husband/wife writing team from Sweden.

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dubonnet
Oct 11, 2013

Riveting! My favorite so far in the series!
Can't wait for the next book!

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tocch101
Aug 19, 2013

Addictive! Well told story with well developed characters and ideas. The end is a huge cliffhanger about what will happen next that could turn very tragic very quickly. Looking forward to it, but also nervous!

LynnMc Aug 05, 2013

The best of the series so far! Just when I thought I had it figured out, the author threw another curve ball. I hope the next book in the Joona Linna series comes out soon. I didn't want this story to end.

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candle
Jul 15, 2013

these authors books are riveting. There may be implausible sections but hey! this is fiction and the authors can twists or omit any parts they want. It's still impossible for me to put one of their books down and neglect all the things I should be doing.

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