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?
Firstly I would like to thank the author Thomas Enger, publisher Orenda Books and blog tour organiser Anne Cater for the ARC copy of Killed in return for an honest review.
Killed is a superb, clever thriller, which is set to become a classic and a fitting end to a splendid series.
Henning the major personality who connects them, is like a fine wine who has matured into a full blooded, brooding character, who life now centres around seeking revenge on those responsible for his son’s death. He is a classic ‘hero’ who I found myself praying would survive the horror his life has descended into. Enger kept me on tender hooks throughout, desperate to know Henning’s fate, but at the same time scared to, in case it wasn’t what I had come to want for this character.
In fact this amazing story kept me in a constant state of nervous anticipation from its staggering opening, to its final nerve-racking page. It was impossible to put it down, so compelling were the events that took place and the complex layers of story and characterisation. Dark and hard hitting, it never descends into clichéd violence though, but remains at all times intelligent and tightly controlled.
As a reader, I was so caught up in the twisted storyline that I forgot to breathe on times! I kept turning the pages, because I needed to know who would be the final victim.
Enger made this reading journey and exciting one, having delivered a killer plot that is nuanced and a masterpiece in thriller writing. For fans of the wonderful Henning and those around him, this is a must read.
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. 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.
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