#Blogtour #Review: Death Deserved by Thomas Enger & Jorn Lier Hurst @EngerThomas @LierHorst @OrendaBooks @annecater #DeathDeserved #BlixAndRamm #NordicNoir #DeadFamous #RandomThingsTours
Release date - 20th February 2020 (Paperback)
Book length - 276 pages
Publisher - Orenda Books
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I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.
Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated … evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing…
Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.
Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it…
What has just happened?! I'll tell you what, I have just read what is possibly the best crime thriller of 2020 and it is the beginning of a series - Hallelujah!!!! I'll be sitting over here, constantly refreshing orendabooks.co.uk waiting for book two, but first, here is what I thought of DEATH DESERVED:
Celebrity athlete Sonja Nordstrøm has disappeared and it appears that she has been kidnapped. But she is not the only one. Someone has a clever agenda and they are playing a game of chase with the police, leaving clues and puzzles that are dramatic to say the least.
Officer Alexander Blix is heading up the investigation and finds himself working alongside celebrity journalist, Emma Ramm, and they are determined to uncover the truth. But nobody understands how difficult this job can be like Blix, as the memories of a shooting over nineteen years ago travel everywhere with him.
Can they catch a killer who is taunting them at every turn and appears to be enjoying the hunt?
Part police procedural, part thriller, DEATH DESERVED by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst is 100% addictive and I flew through this story in one sitting. The characters are dynamic and engaging, and I felt I knew them very quickly which made me click with the story instantly. The chapters are short and snappy which I always love because the pace is never dull or boring, and I enjoyed watching the crime investigation unfold from both a police standpoint and the journalist standpoint. It is also a timely story in its portrayal of the celebrity world and media/Social Media obsession which can be so destructive at times.
At one point while reading I noticed I was crouching over the book, tense, a little sweaty (sorry!) and my heart was thumping loudly - that is what DEATH DESERVED did to me. It made me react physically and emotionally, and to me, there is no better sign that an author, or in this case, authors, has made an impact than when a reader feels so connected.
DEATH DESERVED by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst blew me away and I am eagerly/obsessively waiting for the next book in this series, so my advice is to buy it now!!
Thomas Enger 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 five 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). Killer Instinct, another Young Adult suspense novel, was published in Norway in 2017. Rights have been sold to Germany and Iceland. Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.
Jorn Lier Horst (born in Bamble, Telemark 1970) is a former Senior Investigating Officer in the Norwegian police force. He made his literary debut as a crime writer in 2004 and is now considered one of the foremost Nordic crime writers. His William Wisting series of crime novels has been extremely successful, having sold more than 1 million copies in Norway alone. The series has also been translated into thirty languages. Dregs, the sixth novel, was published in English by Sandstone Press in 2011. The next book, Closed for Winter, won Norway's Booksellers' Prize in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Riverton Prize (aka Golden Revolver). The Hunting Dogs won both the prestigious Golden Revolver for best Norwegian crime, and The Glass Key, which widened the scope to best crime fiction in all the Nordic countries, in 2013, as well as the Martin Beck Award from the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy in 2014. In 2016, The Caveman was honoured with The Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year in the UK. Book no 10 in the William Wisting series, Ordeal, was published in 2016, and a prequel, When it Grows Dark, will be issued in the UK in March, 2017. The William Wisting series is translated by Anne Bruce.
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