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#Bookvent My Top Reads of 2018 #Day4

December 4, 2018

Day four in my series showcasing my top reads of 2018, following the innovative idea of #bookvent from Jen Lucas of Jen Med’s Book Reviews.

My choice of this book is dictated by my love for this author’s writing. This book is the culmination of an amazing series which had me in its thrall from start of the series til the very end.

Indeed, when I  finished it there were tears streaming down my face. This is what writing is all about. Dark, incredibly intense, emotive and with such beautiful prose, this book was everything I wanted for the finale.


Do you know what’s behind Door No 4?

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?

If you haven’t read this series, I implore you to do so now, this is among the finest crime writing you will find anywhere and Enger’s writing has grown progressively in stature since the first book, to the extent that this book, Killed, is just a masterclass in beautiful prose.

Henning Juul’s life has been so bleak since the death of his son that the only thing that has kept him going has been trying to find his son’s killer.

I can’t talk about this book without revealing too much about the plot, but this is a series that everyone who loves good writing should read. 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 who is a lovely composer, too, provides the link in the book), I just wept.

You can read my review here

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