Killed by Thomas Enger

Review published on July 14, 2018.

Thomas Enger has written the final Henning Juul thriller and once again you will be gripped by this taut and compelling novel. Killed is an emotional thriller filled with dark secrets, with a gripping narrative that remains tense from beginning to end.

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought that his life was over when his son was murdered as a threat to him. As he tries to find the person responsible for the killing of his son, he puts his life in danger as well as the lives of those around him. The darkness that surrounds him everywhere he goes also seems to envelop those around him too.

He has worked out that his own sister is involved, somehow, and he needs to work out why, and what caused her to be. There is a possibility that everyone he needs to contact may be hiding something from him. Who can he trust? Has he put his trust in the wrong people?

Killed is packed with tension and unexpected twists, so it does not make it easy for the reader to work out who is the paymaster, the person paying the piper. This book will leave you breathless, keep you gripped and it really does explode.

Kari Dickson has translated this from the Norwegian and has lost none of that Nordic darkness from the story. Well done Orenda Books.

Paul Diggett 5/5

Killed by Thomas Enger
Orenda 9781910633991 pbk Feb 2018

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