A very big welcome to my turn on the blog tour for Killed By Thomas Enger.
This is the fifth and last book in the Henning Juul series and was published by Orenda Books on 24th December 2017 in e-book and 15th February 2018 in paperback.
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?
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A big thank you to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for issuing me with a review copy of the book and for inviting me to participate on the blog tour.
I’ve just finished reading Killed and as sad as it is to come to terms with the fact that this is the last time we will meet Henning Juul, Thomas Enger has done him and this series of books justice.
From the first chapter you are left reeling and eagerly turning the pages to discover more and follow the journey along with Henning as he desperately tries to get some sense of closure following the death of his young son in a house fire that almost killed him too.
Thomas Enger knows how to write a book that creates an atmosphere of desperation as Henning is finally on the cusp of actually discovering the answers to the questions he has desperately been wanting to find out since book one.
The chapters are deliciously tantalising. We mainly hear from Henning but we are also given glimpses into other characters and their motivations that all led to that horrifying night that changed Juul’s life.
I raced through Killed but also tried to savour every word and sentence as I didn’t want it to end. Thomas Enger leads you on a journey that has plenty of twists and keeps you guessing until the last chapters – this is what you hope for in a book!
The characters are well formed, the good and the bad (there is also a handy character list at the start of the book which was brilliant if like me you struggled with some of the names!).There are moments that make you gasp and then you find yourself led in a completely different direction but oh, what an ending. An absolutely brilliant testament to how completely invested you are in this series of books.
What a privilege to be on the journey…
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About the Author
Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist.
He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndod) 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.
Rights to the series have been sold to 28 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.