I post book reviews as often as possible but at least once a week every Wednesday! I hope they help you to find some new books that you'll love as much as I did!
Today is my stop on the Killed blog tour! (Along with the wonderful Keeper of Pages)
Thank you to Anne for organising the tour.
Don't forget to check out the other stops!
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?
Starting this series from the very last book, I was a little worried I'd struggle to understand what was going on. While there's a very wide range of characters and the story is told from a variety of perspectives, there's a 'Cast of Characters' list at the beginning which was really useful to flick back to if I needed it and it meant that despite the fact I hadn't read the previous books, I managed to keep up with who was who. Although I'd recommend you read the books in order to get the full effect, I felt that the author ensures that everyone reading is up to speed, so whether you haven't read previous books or it's just been a while since the last, you'll understand what's happening perfectly.
While for most people what I'm sure is one of their favourite series is coming to an end, I'm in quite a lucky position in that now I can go right back to the start and enjoy all of the books from the beginning! (Even if I'm sort of cheating by knowing the ending!) So I'll be remedying the fact that I haven't read the rest of the series as quickly as possible!
I was drawn in straight away from the prologue and once I'd read that, there was no getting me to stop reading! This continued throughout the book and I constantly wanted to read on! It's full of tension and left me on edge at the end of each chapter!
What I loved most about Killed is the brilliant setting and descriptions. There's fantastic imagery and it transported me right into the book.
I really liked the ending. I thought it was perfect for the book and it left me gripped with unexpected events right until the very end.
Overall, I'm giving Killed 4.5 out of 5. It's tense, gripping and thoroughly satisfying. I can't wait to go back and start the rest of the series!
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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.
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