I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Killed today. The final book in the Henning Juul series by Thomas Enger which is published by Orenda Books and translated by Kari Dickson.
Source: Review Copy
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?
Killed is the finale in the Henning Juul series by Thomas Enger and what a brilliant end to the series it is. I first discovered this series when I read his previous novel Cursed, and I was hooked on Henning’s story. I still need to read the first three books; they are high up in my TBR pile. Enger’s Henning Jull series is an emotive, twisty and gripping journey. It follows Henning as he attempts to find his son’s killers in his quest for the truth. Cursed ended with a revelation that made me desperate to want to read the next book, and the moment my copy of Killed arrived, I couldn’t wait to read it. If I was to start this series again, I would go right back to the beginning, and this is what I would suggest, if you are interested in reading this series. But what I did find helpful is that there is a cast of characters at the front of the book, so if you are coming to the Henning Juul books for the first time, it is possible to read it as a stand-alone.
Thomas opens his latest novel with a prologue that will really make you step back and think, before it urges you to read the rest. Killed can very easily be read in one sitting. As I mentioned earlier, this is an emotional read as Henning tries to uncover who killed his son, and it is clear that he will try and attempt this by any means possible, he has little care in the world if anything should happen to him in the process, and this is what makes him a reckless and an exciting character to follow. Someone is desperate to try and silence Henning however, and this is where the tension in the novel rises.
The last two Henning Juul novels which I have read have been translated really well. The descriptions of the Norwegian landscape drew me into the setting. From the start of the book there is a strong sense of foreboding and it is clear that there are going to be obstacles set in Henning’s way as he attempts to reach the truth, be prepared for shocking and heart breaking scenes.
Although it is sad to see this series come to an end, Thomas certainly couldn’t have given this series a better one. But I still have the first three books to read, so I’m looking forward to finding more about Henning. I’m sure that Thomas has more exciting books up his sleeve.
Thank you to Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for sending me a copy of this book to review and to Anne Cater for the invitation to join the blog tour.
Publication date: 15th February 2018
Print length: 276 pages
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