Today, I’m pleased to be on the next stop on the blog tour for Killed by Thomas Enger, published by Orenda Books and translated by Kari Dickson.
Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…
Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life.
Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who?
This is the fifth instalment in the Henning Juul series, and my did it start off with a bang! I loved the opening which really sets up the action in the novel and didn’t let up.
There are a lot of characters which feature in this book but there’s a handy glossary at the front which sums up/reminds you who everyone is which was great.
The author does such a fantastic job of creating a dark twisted story, soaked in criminality and which left me breathless. Especially after discovering what really happened with Henning’s son (which I didn’t expect).
I was sad to discover the series finished with this novel and I’m looking forward to reading more from Thomas Enger.
I read this as a stand alone but I think it would work so much better being read as part of the series, so would recommend reading this as a whole. Especially with discovering some great characters in this novel and seeing the relationship between them. I know I will definitely read the rest of this series immediately.
If you like a good crime series with a slice of dark menace – I would definitely recommend this!
About the Author:
Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2009, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called THE EVIL LEGACY, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.
As always, don’t forget to check out all the other stops on this fab blog tour!