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Fire Witness
Fire Witness | Lars Kepler
LARS KEPLER, AUTHOR OF THE HYPNOTIST AND THE NIGHTMARE, DELIVERS THE MOST THRILLING JOONA LINNA NOVEL YET IN THE FIRE WITNESSFlora Hansen makes her living masquerading as a medium. Yet when a young woman is brutally murdered at a rural home for wayward girls, she begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a ghost, but Detective Inspector Joona Linna is the only one who listens. The case seems obvious to everyone: Another girl fled the home on the night of the killing and left behind a bloody hammer under her pillow. But Hansen insists that the murder weapon was, in fact, a stone. Linna refuses to accept the easy answers, and his search leads him into darker, more violent territory--and to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.
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Andrew65
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End of Day 1 of #24B4Monday Readathon

Reading time limited by work but read intensively tonight. So read in the end for 5 hours 19 minutes, reading 319 pages and finishing two books.

Eggbeater Nice job! 2y
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Thanks 😊👍 2y
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Andrew65
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Book 1 finished for #24B4Monday Readathon.
This series has got better as the series progresses, and this one left us on a bit of a cliff hanger that makes you immediately want to pick up the next book in the series. I still feel, however, they could and should be shorter which would allow for some more pace and tension. This could easily take good books into the great books territory. Now I need to get hold of book 4.

EadieB @Andrew65 Good review! I agree with everything you wrote! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Strange how we also we seem to agree. 😊 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 I would say that we have read enough books and we know what we like! 2y
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Andrew65 @EadieB We certainly do! 2y
Tove_Reads The next two are the best in the series, in my opinion. 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hoping to move onto the next one next week, now got some momentum with Kepler and Lackberg. (edited) 2y
Tove_Reads 👍🏽 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Already started book 4 in the Lackberg series, enjoyable so far. (edited) 2y
Crazeedi You're doing great! 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks, hoping to pick up the pace today now had the MRI completed. 2y
Crazeedi @Andrew65 you had your MRI? For the gall bladder? 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi No wanted a more detailed look at the liver. Don‘t drink alcohol and certainly not in about 20 - 30 years so can‘t be that. 2y
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I hope everything ok. I'm having issues too that are very puzzling, pain in left ribs and under, they havent found problem yet, but definitely getting worse, have to see dr again soon. So I know what you're going through, keeping you in prayer that all ok❤ 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi My main pain is on right just off the ribs. Hope we both get simple and quick answers that can allow us to have relief and relax in our lives. Good luck when you see the doctor. 🥰 2y
Crazeedi @Andrew65 same to you take care 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks ❤️ 2y
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amywithbooks
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I read this in one sitting today! Another great page-turner in the Joona Linna series. Highly recommend this series for all crime fiction fans. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Continuing my Mother's Day readathon by jumping back into this wonderful series.

We were originally supposed to be in Saint Lucia today for my cousin's wedding which has, for obvious reasons, been postponed. 😪 so instead I am in my room with an ocean sounds Playlist on spotify 😂😂

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EadieB
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Book: Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
Author: Follett, Ken - Just Finished The Key to Rebecca
Movie or TV show: Fahrenheit 9/11
Singer or Band: Faith Hill
Song: Fantastic Voyage by David Bowie

#ManicMonday #letterF @JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 2y
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Butterfinger
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This is a very intense, violent book. It was a page turner and I appreciate archives.org for opening their library. It has distressing themes which revolve around children so be warned. I'm glad that I finally know Joona's personal history. It makes him even more relatable. #NordicNoir

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EadieB I liked the plot. I started to suspect the murderer about halfway through. I thought the girls at the home were a real handful and bound to get into trouble. 3y
Butterfinger @EadieB I thought it was an outside boyfriend till the murderer was revealed. What those girls went through was just so horrific. The girls are definitely survivors who have certain ways to cope so they can feel in control. I liked how Joona and Saga spoke to them. 3y
EadieB @Butterfinger I liked the way Joona and Saga spoke to them too! 3y
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EadieB I thought it was a very good relationship but seemed to break down when she took the child. 3y
Butterfinger I'm so glad she went back after finding out who the murderer was. She didn't have to, but she swore never to abandon the girl. @EadieB 3y
EadieB @Butterfinger I agree that was very nice of her. 3y
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EadieB Sometimes the side plots work but I didn't find the selling of kids to add much to the original plot. 3y
Butterfinger I agree with @EadieB - 3y
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EadieB I find him to be a very sincere and caring investigator, caring about his past and his relations. 3y
Butterfinger He is going to be thorough and that is what you want in an investigator. It troubles me when officers don't want to go that extra mile and Joona does. @EadieB 3y
EadieB @Butterfinger Why work with the public if you're now going to go the extra mile? 3y
Butterfinger @EadieB I am referring to the leaders in charge. Investigation is closed. They drowned. End of discussion. It just seems awfully easy to dismiss it. 3y
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EadieB I suppose that his past could impact his new relationship. 3y
Butterfinger Poor Disa. @EadieB Poor Joona. Surely the next book will be about 'the Devil'. 3y
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EadieB I think it's good to use whoever and whatever can help. 3y
Butterfinger I enjoyed that part of the story except it didn't explain how the ghost told her she was pregnant. I thought it was a great connection and what a scene when the father finds out and Joona could do nothing but watch. Thanks again for the great questions. @Eadie See you both Sunday. 3y
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EadieB
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#TheFireWitness #LarsKepler #NordicNoir

Mysterious murder at wayward girls‘ home. One girl is dead, another is missing. Joona Linna must now discover who did this. The chapters are short so reading isn‘t a chore and the plot pace is steady. Needs some editing as book is too long. We learn more about Linna‘s past life with his wife and daughter. Recommend for those who like psychological thrillers Looking forward to book 4.

Tove_Reads Steadily getting better and better, which is really promising! 3y
EadieB @Tove_Reads Yes, That is a good thing! 3y
Butterfinger I hate that I will miss the discussion this week. I went to pull it out last night, but must not have ordered it with the others. 3y
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Tove_Reads @Butterfinger No worries, whenever you‘re ready. Andrew is behind, so he‘ll take part later, I believe. 3y
EadieB @Butterfinger Try the library. Maybe they have a copy. 3y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I will, I was part way through book 2 when ebook loan ended and someone had reserved it. Grrrrr. Still got two weeks to wait. @Butterfinger @EadieB @Tove_Reads 3y
Butterfinger I have to order most of my books through the interlibrary system and I must have overlooked the title when I was ordering @EadieB . It should be here by Wednesday. 3y
EadieB @Butterfinger That's pretty quick! Can't wait to hear what you think about this book! 3y
Crazeedi Great review, looking forward to getting to this 3y
EadieB @Crazeedi Thanks! 3y
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Tove_Reads
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Now I understand why people rave about Kepler! A super dark book. So much better than before! A girl and a woman are found murdered at a place for troubled girls. The teenage murderer has escaped and she has kidnapped a boy. Joona is trying to figure out what happened. A lot has happened, several twists and turns! Joona‘s darkest secret is revealed. Wow, I tell you! Due to the ending I can‘t wait to read the fourth book in the series. 4,5 stars.

Tove_Reads I still found a few problems, but they are minor. The writing style in Swedish in the beginning of some chapters is still like from a play, setting a scene, and it annoys me. Also at first something seemed to be part of the plot, but turned out to be a side plot, and it was a bit weird because it didn‘t lead anywhere. Otherwise 👍🏽👍🏽 (edited) 3y
Tove_Reads The next one is supposed to be superb!! 3y
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Andrew65 Fantastic! 3y
EadieB @Tove_Reads Hope you are right! 3y
Marina_h Good to hear the series is getting better. I'll have to start this one soon! 3y
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It‘s great to see authors getting better and better! The third book in the Joona Linna series is moving forward, no annoying side plots, the story is gripping... I haven‘t finished it yet, but, yes, right now I‘m happy I continued reading this series! #NordicNoir

AnneCecilie That sounds good since I DNF‘ed the first book. Maybe I‘ll start reading this series again. 3y
Andrew65 Great to hear! 3y
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Christinak
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I‘m heading out of town tomorrow and I can only get this as audio from my library. I guess I‘m gonna take the long way. #TheAudiobookIsLongerThanTheDrive
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FromMyLectory
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The plot is psychologically tense & spine-chilling & revolves around the detective as the main character rather than a mere point-of-view perspective,which is quite clever.The questions WHO & WHY keep circling back & forth in your head as each episode in the novel slowly gives way for a more convoluted event.Fortunately,the WHO is unravelled only towards the end of the novel accompanied by sub-plots building up to it.
Must read for mystery lovers!

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3y
FromMyLectory @Eggs thanks loads ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
FromMyLectory @CoffeeNBooks thanks a ton 🥰🥰 also love your username, the perfect formula for happiness - Coffee and Books 😇😇 3y
CoffeeNBooks @BooNinjaBoo Exactly! 😁 3y
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I enjoyed my time in #Sweden with 'The Fire Witness'. A classic suspense novel in the 'Nordic Noir' genre. I liked this book more than the first two in the series, as there weren't as many logical breaches in this one. Guessed the murderer quite early though 🙈 Also liked that we got to know Joona L more, and that he wasn't just in the background. A tiny bit to long though.

#BackpackEurope

hilded Still problems with the tagging it seems @jenp & @bookwormm 4y
KellyHunsakerReads I can‘t even tag them in a comment. 4y
hilded Try writing their whole handle @hunsakermountain. That's the only way I'm able to, as none of them pops up on autosearch. Definitely tricky though 😥 4y
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So this morning I was really caught by surprise when out biking - all of a sudden the sky opened up and the rain was massive! 💦 On the plus side I was prepared later on when joining a sightseeing group, and we all had these lovely, yellow rain ponchos.
Now I am planning on spending my evening in the bath at my friends place, and enjoy my book and the company:) For now, I'll just have to wait out the storm before traveling to my next destination.

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hilded
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Looks like I will be hanging in #Sweden for quite a bit, this terrible weather just came upon us out of nowhere 🌪💨⛈🇸🇪

Luckily I am still enjoying my time here, fingers crossed for better weather next week🤞🏻😂

#BackpackEurope

JenP Oh no, bad luck 😬 4y
BookwormM Great place to be delayed make the most of your time 🤣🤣 4y
hilded True @BookwormM 😂 Still enjoying my stay very much, but hoping for a bit more sun next week 🤞🏻☀️ 4y
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hilded
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Enjoying my literary #backpackeurope trip very much, so fun seeing all the stories and cool pictures from all the travellers.

#Sweden is great! Today I decided I needed some action, and this was the result! 😜Spend the day at #gronalund in #Stockholm, and I definitely felt this one in my stomach! 🙈Great fun!!

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bobregina
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Oh my, these covers 😍 I just can‘t get enough of mystery books 📚 and Lars Kepler has become one of my favorite! 👏

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My favorite Detective Joona Linna book in the series so far 🙌🏽 Love listening to this one for the second time. Now I'm caught up so that I can read the next book in the series, The Sandman! 🕵🏻

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booked4life
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The third Detective Joona Linna book started today! From what I remember it was my favorite one so I can't wait to get into on on my drives to work & class 🕵🏻

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Just done reading this book; absolutely loved it! This book had me hooked. Love Joona Linna 😁.