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Translated by Kari Dickson Published
by Orenda Books, 1 March 2017. ISBN: 978-1-910633-64-9 (PBO)
Present-day Norway. Hedda Hellberg
told her husband she was having a three-week retreat in Italy. When she didn’t
return, he contacted her journalist friend, Nora, who soon discovered that
Hedda never even booked a flight ...
journalist investigation thriller follows Nora and her estranged husband,
Henning Juul. Both are characters you want to get to know. Their lives have
been defined by the loss of their son, Jonas, in an arson attack. Nora is
trying to rebuild her life, while Henning is determined to track down the
person responsible for the fire, at any cost to himself. Their separate
investigations gradually focus on the late Tore Pulli, an enforcer who once
worked for the Hellberg family. The plot is intricate, with several twists, the
motive unusual and convincing, and the final scenes page-turning. Nordic Noir
fans will enjoy the setting, which moves from Oslo to the countryside. The
novel ends with a new lead in Henning’s quest.
cleverly-plotted Nordic Noir family who-dunnit, with sympathetic protagonists.
Thomas Enger born 1973 is a former journalist. He made his debut
with the crime novel Burned (Skinndod) in 2009, which became aninternational
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.
Marsali Taylor grew up near
Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently
a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and
two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is
fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive
dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a
keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of
her local drama group.Marsali also does
a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.
A review of her recent book Ghosts
of the Vikings can be read here.