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Killed

Published Date: 7th August 2017

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9781912374007
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24 December 2017
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9781910633991
£8.99
15 February 2018
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B078Z1Z7SN
£14.99
15 February 2018

Description

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?

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“One of the most unusual and intense talents in the field’ Barry Forshaw, Independent

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‘Spine-chilling and utterly unputdownable. Thomas Enger has created a masterpiece of intrigue, fast-paced action and suspense that is destined to become a Nordic Noir classic’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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‘Thomas Enger is one of the finest writers in the Nordic Noir genre, and this is his very best book yet. Outstanding’ Ragnar Jónasson

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‘A gripping narrative that begs comparison to Stieg Larsson’ Bookpage

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‘An intriguing new voice in crime’ NJ Cooper

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“The Killing took us by surprise, The Bridge was a good follow-up, but the political drama Borgen knocked spots off both. For readers who enjoy these Scandinavian imports, this novel is a treat … the dialogue is sharp and snappy, and the characters seem to come alive in this sophisticated and suspenseful tale’ Jessica Mann, Literary Review

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‘It has real strengths: the careful language, preserved in the fine translation, and its haunted journalist hero … An intriguing series’ Guardian

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‘From the gritty tension of the plot, to its underpinning emotional depths, this is a powerfully compulsive page-turner’ LoveReading ‘Suspenseful, dark and gritty, this is a must-read’ Booklist

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“It was stunning. It was patient, beautifully and precisely written, with a killer plot … a really classy read’ Louise Beech

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‘Satisfyingly tense and dark’ Sunday Times

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‘It’s clear the Henning Juul series has a large-scale plan and Cursed shows a great momentum, but it is the bombshell dropped in the very last sentence that carries his investigation one jaw-dropping step further and leaves you breathless for more’ Crime Fiction Lover

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Thomas talks about the books ‘On his E-Reader’ as the finale of his Henning Juul series ‘Killed’ is released. Metro

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‘Dark and unsettling, Killed follows events after Thomas Enger’s previous novel Cursed, a week after Henning and Nora had found Hellberg’s missing sister, and can be read as a standalone thriller, because sufficient background information is woven into the story. Credibility is enhanced in Killing by its excellent plotting and descriptions of specific events, such as Norway’s tainted past during World War II, analysis of the currently rich and conservative society, as well as links to the Balkan criminal underworld, comprised initially of ordinary people who had fled war. If the novels of Thomas Enger are terra incognita I would recommend starting at the beginning of this powerful and emotional series in order to fully understand Henning Juul and appreciate the truly shocking finale of this novel. This unforgettable, chilling “Norwegian Noir novel” has been beautifully translated by Kari Dickson’ Ewa Sherman, Euorpean Literature Network

Author

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2009, 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.

Translator

KARI DICKSON read Scandinavian Studies at UCL and then went on to work in various theatres. While working in the theatre, she was asked to do literal translations of two Ibsen plays, which fuelled her interest and led to an MA in Translation at the University of Surrey.  Having worked initially as a commercial translator, she now concentrates on literary translation, a good deal of which is crime fiction. Her translation of Roslund & Hellström’s Three Seconds won the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) International Dagger in 2011. She is also an occasional tutor in Norwegian language and literature, and translation  at the University of Edinburgh.

Online Reviews

‘Thomas Enger is such a skilled writer that you can only marvel at the intricate plot. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, but it does always come back to Henning and his ex-wife, Nora and the trauma of their son’s death. There are lots of images in the book that stay with you. My favourite has to be the burning candle, with its echo of the fire which killed Henning’s child. Time passes before your eyes as the candle burns and there is always that feeling of imminent danger. As unrelenting as Hennings quest to find out the truth, this is a great read which carries you through to the end. In short: It’s dark, it’s slick, it’s the perfect end to the series’

Books, Life and Everything

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‘It is cleverly and intricately written and I am in awe of Enger’s ability to make such complex relationships and background stories come together so seamlessly. There were surprises around every corner, and this kept me hooked and guessing until the final page. When I began to read Killed, I was unaware that it is the last instalment in a five book series. It seems I have started the series backwards, and this may have had an impact on my ability to appreciate the subtleties in the relationships in the novel and some aspects of the plot development. However, I enjoyed Killed more than enough to be encouraged to start from the beginning!’

 Portable Magic

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‘Henning’s story – the twists, the turns, the scandal of everyone that was involved. I’ve not enjoyed a series like this so much since THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO! … Thomas has an exceptional way with words and with the talent of Kari Dickson’s translation – I was ‘there’. I felt all of the betrayal, the anguish, the pain….and not just from Henning … There are talks of the Henning Juul series being made into a TV series! I for one cannot wait to see how Henning’s story will translated to screen and hope that any producer in their right mind will ensure his story is portrayed in the right way!’ The P Turners Book Blog

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‘The author does such a fantastic job of creating a dark twisted story, soaked in criminality and which left me breathless. Especially after discovering what really happened with Henning’s son (which I didn’t expect). I read this as a stand alone but I think it would work so much better being read as part of the series, so would recommend reading this as a whole. Especially with discovering some great characters in this novel and seeing the relationship between them. I know I will definitely read the rest of this series immediately. If you like a good crime series with a slice of dark menace – I would definitely recommend this!’ Chillers Killers and Thrillers

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Thomas talks about a tour of Norway to die for as part of the blog tour for Killed. The Book Trail

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‘Enger has weaved a magical plot to once again leave me breathless, the plot lines coming together in such a sleek and intelligent way it’s impossible to find a single fault. I went through ALL the emotions reading this, seriously, it’s one hell of a rollercoaster and I envy those of you who are still waiting to jump on board, I honestly do. I have adored every single word of this series and am genuinely gutted that it’s over now. I really am. Thank you, Thomas Enger … it’s been a pleasure to read about this world you created and the characters you so perfectly developed. I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us in the future’

 Emma the Little Bookworm

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‘The Henning Juul series is a strong choice for readers who are newcomers to Nordic Noir. Laced with the melancholy and gloom of the genre but devoid of some of its more graphic scenes of violence, this series strikes a welcome balance that will be well-suited to those just dipping their toes in Scandinavian crime fiction … Between Enger’s engaging voice as an author and his main character’s kind heart, these are books that really came to feel like trusty old friends to me, and I am so sad to say goodbye’ Crime by the Book

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‘Fast-paced and so very tense, Killed is a sparkling finale to the Henning Juul series. Flick through the pages and witness Henning delve into the mystery and discover the shocking truth. This is a dazzling book, scored through with twists and turns that finally proffers Henning the answers he seeks! Superb! Thomas Enger is such a talented author! I was gripped! Dark. Chilling. Emotive’ Ronnie Turner

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‘At the heart of the series is a search for the truth, and it comes with a price.The journalistic side is on the backseat here, but Killed is packed with action so believe me, you don’t miss it a bit! Reading Killed feels like jumping into a pool filled with spiders, some venomous, others harmless. And hidden underneath, engraved, buried under so many secrets, lies answers you almost wish you did not get. Saying goodbye to this series is painful. It is beautiful, heart-wrenching, and it includes an alarmingly high heartbeat rate, but it leaves you with a stunning smile only as bright as the author’s talent’ Chocolate N Waffles

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Thomas writes a guest post on dealing with bad reviews as part of the blog tour. From First Page to Last

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‘Enger pretty much puts you right into the action and never lets up.  The prologue sucks you right in!  I love it when those first few pages just draw your attention and then the rest of the book never lets it go … I almost felt like I did that by reading this finale in a series without reading the other books first. I encourage everyone to read every book in this series, starting with book one.  Because if this ending is any indication, then it’s definitely worth it!’ Where the Reader Grows

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‘Its emotionally ensnaring, through the characters and situations each become embroiled in, even the descriptive narrative of the settings took my breath away. The links to sections in the past instalments in the series are riddled throughout the book, making it slightly difficult to keep up but I would say I managed to read between the lines but I will be going back to read the series from the beginning … Killed is a book like no other, Enger has imprinted his visionary narrative on my very soul and I look forward to future writings from Thomas Enger with bated breath’ Sweet Little Book Blog

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‘I was so engaged with the characters of Nora and Henning Juul that as I read the last few sentences and then went on to listen to the music that Juul composed for his son (Enger provides the link in the book), I just wept. I wept for the end of a great series; I wept for the lives that were destroyed, but most of all I wept for Henning Juul, a man who deserved so much and who, in the end, well, let’s just say the end is poetry for the soul. I don’t know what Enger will do next; but I do know that’s a journey as a reader that I want to be part of’ 

Live and Deadly

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‘If there is one thing which is typical of the Scandi-noir genre, it is the use of setting to create that tension and atmosphere, something which Thomas Enger does to great effect in all of his books. This is no less important in Killed, be they in the heart of the city or in more remote, sometimes glamorous, often depressing locations. Everything from the description of place to even the weather conditions adds to the sense of the inevitable, the knowledge that some kind of showdown is imminent, and the realisation of the dread that has been building within the reader since that very first chapter … This is a fluffing cracker of a book. As much as I never wanted it to end, I loved every minute of it. Every single page turn’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

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Thomas writes a guest post on how to research when writing a book, as part of the blog tour. Book Lover Worm Blog

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‘The rawness of emotion that is woven throughout the plot is what makes this book stand out for me, lies and secrets bring so many things with them, but the emotions attached to them are what makes them more potent and here Enger stamps his mark on Nordic Noir with writing that leeches from the pages, gets under the skin of readers and leaves them feeling so tied to the characters and the story. An utterly enthralling offering from one of my favourite crime fiction writers’ The Quiet Knitter

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‘Tense and atmospheric like all the books I’ve read from this author, the writing is so beautifully immersive and the plotting is taut and terrifyingly emotional. Finally pulling together all the various strands and answering the burning questions, this was a one sitting, highly addictive and spot on read for me, loved it. It is dark and twisted but authentic and emotive – Killed doesn’t let down that which has gone before it, my advice would be to read the lot in binge worthy fashion if you have not started them already. The beautiful writing, the clever and controlled storytelling and the main character who you’ll fall for unequivocally, means that the Henning Juul series comes highly recommended from me’ Liz Loves Books

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‘Thomas Enger has created real people and has successfully avoided cartoon villains, there is both darkness and light in his characters … This is a deftly plotted book which kept me guessing until the end. Covering a whole range of societal issues Killed delves deep into the underbelly of crime and corruption and is a thrilling and inventive read that kept me gripped to the very end’ Beverley Has Read

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Thomas writes a guest post about 10 things you may or may not know about the Henning Juul series as part of the blog tour. Page Turners Nook

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‘This amazing story kept me in a constant state of nervous anticipation from its staggering opening, to its final nerve-racking page. It was impossible to put it down, so compelling were the events that took place and the complex layers of story and characterisation. Dark and hard hitting, it never descends into clichéd violence though, but remains at all times intelligent and tightly controlled. As a reader, I was so caught up in the twisted storyline that I forgot to breathe on times! I kept turning the pages, because I needed to know who would be the final victim. Enger made this reading journey and exciting one, having delivered a killer plot that is nuanced and a masterpiece in thriller writing. For fans of the wonderful Henning and those around him, this is a must read’ Books are my Cwtches

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‘The book keeps the audience captivated through the plot and its fast pace … THOMAS ENGER has once again proved what a seasoned author he is. His writing keeps the readers on their toes, guessing what’s to come next. He provides his readers with an adrenaline rush which stays long after the book ends. A perfect assimilation of emotions, mystery, danger, crime and insight in the mafia life; this book speaks to people with all walks of life, be it readers preferring emotional books, or adrenaline junkies. Though it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone novel since the author is far-sighted to include the necessary information to keep up the readers with the story so far’ Book Worldliness

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‘I really loved this book, it is dark, gritty, gripping and had me hooked!! As you read the book you feel as though you are the centre of attention with them, it is fast paced and the plot is so well written it makes it very hard to put the book down.  As soon as I started it and read the first few chapters I knew I was in for a real treat. You go through an awful lot of different emotions reading this book, the suspense used is brilliant and it makes the plot work so well.  Every little thing about this book worked for me, right from the cover to the end – it is brilliant!! No hesitation in giving it 5 stars – an absolutely fantastic end to the series!!’ Donnas Book Blog

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Thomas Enger knows how to write a book that creates an atmosphere of desperation as Henning is finally on the cusp of actually discovering the answers to the questions he has desperately been wanting to find out since book one. The chapters are deliciously tantalising … Thomas Enger leads you on a journey that has plenty of twists and keeps you guessing until the last chapters – this is what you hope for in a book! The characters are well formed, the good and the bad … There are moments that make you gasp and then you find yourself led in a completely different direction but oh, what an ending. An absolutely brilliant testament to how completely invested you are in this series of books. What a privilege to be on the journey’ Broad Beans Books

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‘This novel is a fantastic conclusion to the series; this is the book were everything clicks – all the connections from the previous books align and everything makes sense. And, if you’ve read the previous books, you’ll appreciate what Enger has done, how cleverly he has crafted this series and the mystery of who is responsible for setting the fire that killed Henning’s son. Not only does Killed answer every question and tie up every loose end, in and of itself, it is an engaging read … In all seriousness, Killed was a pleasure to read; it was dark in nature, with just the right amount of action and emotion and I highly recommend it. And, thank you to Kari Dickson for the translation that allowed me to join Henning on his final adventure’ Keeper of Pages

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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!’

Misti Moo Book Review

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‘’The book is very dark, which is quite standard for the genre and I really enjoyed coming back to a series I read a while ago and couldn’t wait to get back into the conclusion of this brilliant series … Needless to say it is a very emotional and dark book as we try to figure to what happened to Henning’s son all the way back in book 1 and this book jumps all over the place timeline-wise so we learn a lot more about the back stories and the story is brilliant at ensuring you don’t know what is going to happen at the end. This was a brilliant read and I can’t wait to read more books by Thomas in the future’ Black Books

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‘Enger’s skill as a writer, the reader really feels like they are on this journey with Henning! Killed is the perfect end to the series. It answers a host of questions from the previous books in the series, but it also gives the reader a feeling of satisfaction when everything comes together. Utterly gripping, with a real human aspect, Henning’s last hurrah is perfection. Bravo, Mr. Enger. Highly recommended!’ Bibliophile Book Club

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Thomas shares his ‘Best of Crime’ as part of the blog tour. Off the Shelf Books

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‘Would I recommend this book? You bet your sweet arse I would! Dripping with mystery, intrigue and suspense, this atmospheric crime thriller will keep you guessing until the very last page. Thomas Enger….you #killed it! (See what I did there?) I can’t wait to go back and read this series from the start, but I also found this easy enough to read as a stand alone!’ Crime Book Junkie

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‘We also learn about disturbing events concerning the upbringing of both Henning and his sister Trine. Adding another layer to this story. Tense and forboding throughout, especially after the tantalisingly horrific prologue. I was gripped right until the very end which took me totally by surprise. An outstanding read. I look forward to reading whatever comes next from Thomas Enger’ Mrs Bloggs Books

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‘Just imagine you are Henning Juul and you want answers regardless of the consequences. Your life is over so you have not a lot to live for. Find the truth even if it means dying in the process of seeking answers and finding those who killed your son. Thomas Enger has delivered a finale that will make you feel you have been hit by an express train. Killed is not just brilliant it is totally outstanding and worthy of hitting our small screens. My advice is simple. Cancel all your plans with this book and ignore the phone and lock yourself away as you will not put this book down. Killed is breath-taking. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’ The Last Word Book Review

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‘Many of the characters are criminals, some you know who they are, but some have their true personality hidden. As is usual, much of the corruption that occurs is connected to money but there are also other reasons for the crimes that are committed. Anybody familiar with European history will appreciate the need to find answers about the past. And how a person who needs to know can be manipulated.
Whilst the prologue brought fear and resignation the epilogue brought poignancy and farewell. A flawed character whose desire for the truth had a cost. I will miss him’ Stephs Book Blog

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‘I can just wonder what I would do in those cases, but I would like to think I would go to the police instead of selling my conscience. The story is told by multiple perspectives, making the story more real and easy to follow, let me say that I will miss them, but this is a great ending, a must read. I don’t want to say too much about the plot, simply that this is a non-stop crime book, perfect for any book reader, but start from the first book!’ Varietats

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Thomas writes a guest post about 10 things you didn’t know about him as part of the Killed blog tour. Elementary V Watson

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‘The plotting is simply superb. I was riveted and genuinely couldn’t tear myself away. There are so many little threads that come together for the grand finale … Thomas Enger is a talented and clever writer, he manages to completely hook you in and keep you prisoner until that last page … For a crime book it was surprisingly emotional and can I just mention that last page?! Oh goodness me – tissues! This was a read that left me wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed every single heart stopping moment, the pages turn themselves and they beg for you to keep reading. A definite, whole-hearted recommend from me’ Emma’s Bookish Corner

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‘Of course, I won’t give anything away in regards to plot and the ending but I will say that while the author does a wonderful job of bringing new readers up to speed with the finer details of the story, I still highly recommend starting at the beginning of the series with either Burned or Pierced and continue in order to fully immerse yourself in the backstory as well as getting to know Henning. I did miss reading book 3 (Scarred) and I have a feeling that’s why I was a little confused about a particular aspect in Killed. That being said, if you like Nordic Noir and you haven’t yet tried this series, by all means give it a try, I think you’ll be happy you did’ 

It’s Book Talk

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Killed is the outstanding swansong of a series that showcases the very best of Scandinavian crime fiction. The complexity of plot of the overarching series and Henning’s investigation in this novel with its large yet distinct cast of characters, shocks and red herrings, and the tense sense of foreboding meant I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the page … Killed may be a compelling finale then but it’s also a poignantly beautiful book … There can’t be many crime novels that I finish with the tears rolling down my face but then there aren’t many that are so sensitively and evocatively written. I cannot recommend it highly enough’ Hair Past A Freckle

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Killed is an absolute gripping read, the prologue just invites you to keep reader to find out what has led Henning to this literal life and death point (and for those readers who skip the prologue, you would be missing an absolute treat here!). It is a complex novel with a number of characters so I found that I needed to slow my reading down to really get to grips with who was on the side of good and who wasn’t – this was pretty impossible though with the unreliable characters and red herrings that Enger throws in…. frankly a cracking read! … Killed is a highly complex Scandinavian crime novel which is intricate in both its own detail as well as the plot lines that are running throughout the series – I was sad to finish this book as I was well aware this was Juul’s last outing. I highly recommend Killed and hope that Enger doesn’t keep us waiting too long for another outstanding series!’ Have Books Will Read

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‘From the outset the dramatic tension leapt from the page as a cat and mouse game was in play between Henning Juul, trying to seek justice for the death of his beloved son, and the criminal masterminds who would do whatever it takes to evade capture.  This multi-layered plot unfolds from multiple viewpoints so that we can really get into the mindsets of all the major characters at play which certainly helped me to understand what was going on’ Shaz’s Book Blog

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‘Thomas Enger has given us a veritable smörgåsbord of memorable characters, not least of which is Henning Juul himself. He does rather seem to enjoy putting them through the wringer though! I was very grateful for the list of characters which Thomas presented at the start of the book! I found myself flicking back to remind myself who was who at the start of the book. Very useful! Killed is quite a journey, and the title does give away that not everyone makes it to the end. It’s often brutal, but never gratuitously so, and we are rewarded handsomely with some answers to the questions which have been dogging us for so long. Farewell, Henning Juul. I’ve enjoyed our time together. Now I just need a little lie-down to recover’ Espresso Coco

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The prologue kicks things off in nail-biting fashion and immediately grabs your attention. Those few pages alone already had me on the edge of my seat and I had to fight the urge to skip to the last page to see what the outcome would be. This fifth and final instalment is a fantastic addition to an utterly brilliant and gripping series. With a strong pace and multiple characters in the mix, I was glued to the pages and couldn’t put the book down’

Novel Deelights

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‘While clearly plot driven, the characters were engaging and I found myself not having to check the list too often, despite there being a number of key characters. A gritty crime thriller, for those readers who really like to get their teeth into a book, best read I think over a shorter period to keep on top of the plot, but highly recommended from me…now to get my hands on Thomas Enger’s other books!’ I Loved Reading This

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‘The criminals in the novel are brilliantly portrayed. The secret identities add to the mystery and intrigue. They are ruthless in their determination to wipe out all that leads to Henning. Forcing Henning to a safe house and to use a secret coded system to communicate with informants. You are left under no illusion, if you cross this gang, it spells one word……..Death! The perfect crime fiction read for fans of Narcos and The Girl With The Dragon tattoo. 5*’ Anne Bonny Book Reviews

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‘I really enjoyed Killed.  It had a fast-paced, compelling story line that kept me wanting to read on.  Definitely in the “one more chapter and then I’ll go to sleep” category.  My one regret is coming in at the end of the series and that I won’t be able to enjoy Henning’s journey in the way so many other fans have done. It’s a mistake I won’t repeat if, as is to be hoped, Thomas Enger embarks on another crime thriller series’ What Cathy Read Next

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‘It is slow, methodical and dark. The story progresses, but rather than with a frenetic pace, it does so with a steady flow from one theory, one lead, to the next. I really enjoyed Killed. It moved at a more sedate pace than I have become accustomed to but Enger still manages to ratchet up the tension, building a sense of impending tragedy. The threat throughout feels real and the book moves along towards a well-crafted ending. I will be looking out for further Scandinavian noir to add to my growing list of books to read’ Books and Beyond

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‘The quality of storytelling is excellent and Kari definitely captures that.  Burned, Pierced, Scarred, Cursed and Killed – the titles of the books in the series may give you a clue of how this tale plays out. It is a series based around murder, political scandal, emotion, memories, death and love. Enger creates an atmosphere of despondency and tension that runs through the series.  Killed is a satisfying read as a stand alone and is a particularly gratifying read as the final book in the series’ Nordic Noir blog

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‘While investigating the fire, he feels that his life along with his associates is in constant danger. This makes it hard to trust anyone including the local police. In an interesting twist, the darker side of Oslo gets narrated from the criminal’s point of view. As the story develops, clues are revealed and all the characters eventually merge towards a dramatic conclusion. This is the fifth and final novel in the series but can be read as a stand-alone novel. I enjoyed Killed and the escalating tension kept me engaged to the end’ Suzy Approved

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‘In Killed he starts putting the pieces of the jigsaw together to finally get the complete picture, however it wouldn’t be a Henning Juul story if that didn’t equal death, danger and some ugly surprises along the way … At the end of the Kindle (digital) version there is a link to a lullaby written for Henning’s son. It is a spectacular and emotional way to end the book and the series. Enger combines emotional turmoil, grief and guilt with solid crime scenarios, then infuses his story with a healthy shot of Scandinavian je ne sais quoi’ Cheryl MM Book Blog

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‘The dark and the cold is just a fantastic setting for any crime fiction and Killed chilled my heart at times with the beauty and brutality of our setting. Of course, this is my first introduction to Henning Juul as a character but I’m already inclined to believe myself a little bit in love with him already. I love the dedication he shows to his work, the memory of his son and his sheer stubbornness in never giving up, even with a couple of bullets in his body! I can’t speak for the rest of the books in the series but I thought the ending was pretty much a perfect way to round everything up (although he did give me a little heart attack when I thought he was taking the story a whole different way!)’ Bibliobeth

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‘The imagery and scenery created in Killed is very atmospheric, this book is so well written the reader feels like they are right there in amongst the action. Packed full of suspense this really is an edge of the seat experience as the reader goes along with the pace of a hurtling steam train.  This book is emotional and highly charged, the characterisations are excellent and this book would be great on TV.  I am sad that I haven’t read the rest of the series but excited that I get to go back and start from the beginning.  Brilliant Scandi Noir from an accomplished and exciting writer. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended’ Reflections of a Reader

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‘WHAT A BLOODY BRILLIANT BOOK! Wow. Amazing. Gripping. Thrilling. Cleverly written. Blew me away. That prologue will have you hooked. The whole story had me hooked. Fast paced, easy to read. You literally won’t want to put this book down. I devoured Killed within 24 hours. A brilliant story to end the series with I have no doubt. A well deserved five stars, I cannot wait to go back to book one and devour this series. Thomas could well be a new favourite author of mine. Extremely impressed and would highly recommend. However, probably best to read them in order first, dont be like me’ Gemmas Book Reviews

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‘Enger has created a character whom has suffered an unimaginable tragedy, but has managed to momentarily set aside his grief to jump down a rabbit hole full of twists, turns, and greed. It is Henning’s relatability that makes his story so gripping and compelling. This was a bittersweet read for me; sad that we have arrived at the end of Henning’s journey but happy the series finished strong. Killed and the four previous books in the series are a must read for any fan of crime fiction’ Murder and Moore

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‘This book has everything. It is a fantastic ‘who done it’, a family drama and underground thriller, all rolled into one. There is so much attention to detail in this book, yet this doesn’t slow the narrative down, as the pace remsins relentless in Henning’s pursuit for the truth … Killed is a fantastic finale to this obviously gripping series.  I only wish that I had read the previous books, but I do plan to do so over the summer. If you love your Nordic noir theh you’ll love this book’ Brew and Books Reviews

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