Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler

Can't-Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book that I’m looking forward to is The Mirror Man by writing duo Lars Kepler. I saw Crime by the Book mention it on her Instagram story this morning and call it a “dark and creepy serial killer thriller.” I was instantly intrigued so I went to check out the synopsis. 5 minutes later I had it pre-ordered from Indigo.

Title: The Mirror Man

Author: Lars Kepler

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: January 18, 2022

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Seventeen-year-old Jenny is abducted in broad daylight and taken to a dilapidated, isolated house where she is chained and caged along with several other girls. Their captor is unpredictable, and as wily as he is cruel: he foils every one of their desperate attempts to escape . . . and once caught, they rarely survive their punishment.

Five years later, Jenny is found dead in a public park, and the police are scrambling to find a lead among the scant evidence. But Detective Joona Linna realizes that this murder has an eerie connection to a death that was declared a suicide years before. When Mia, a seventeen-year-old orphan, goes missing, it becomes clear to Joona that they are dealing with a serial killer–whose murderous rampage has just begun.

As the police close in on the killer, Mia and her fellow captives are plunged into ever greater danger, and Joona finds himself in a seemingly impossible race against time to save their young lives.