Killed by Thomas Enger translated by Kari Dickson **Blog Tour Review**
It is fantastic to be on the blog tour to celebrate Thomas Enger's Killed which is the final instalment in his Henning Juul series of books. I read, reviewed and loved Cursed, the fourth in the series and you can read my review here.
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 and final instalment in this great series so you can expect lots of story strands to be answered. It starts with an absolutely shocking event and you spend the rest of the novel working towards that outcome. I can't speak about the story at all as that would ruin it for you but suffice it to say there are so many twists and turns, cliffhangers and deaths on the way that by the end, you feel spent! You certainly need that glossary of characters.
Thomas Enger is such a skilled writer that you can only marvel at the intricate plot. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, but it does always come back to Henning and his ex-wife, Nora and the trauma of their son's death. There are lots of images in the book that stay with you. My favourite has to be the burning candle, with its echo of the fire which killed Henning's child. Time passes before your eyes as the candle burns and there is always that feeling of imminent danger.
As unrelenting as Hennings quest to find out the truth, this is a great read which carries you through to the end.
In short: It's dark, it's slick, it's the perfect end to the series.
About the Author
Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2010, 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. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. 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.
Book links: Amazon UK
Thanks to Thomas Enger, Karen Sullivan and Anne Cater of Orenda Books for a copy of the book and a place on the blog tour.
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