Many thanks to Anne and Orenda for the tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…
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 does TWG think?
Bloody hell! If my heart wasnt already beating irregular, it certainly is now! What an incredible start to a new series! Move over Tom and Jerry, Blix and Ramm are the newest duo in town and I think they’re here to stay!
#DeathDeserved is full of suspense and intrigue. Oh, and serial killers….if you like that sort of thing! I wasnt complaining at all, even when the vibe of the storyline turned as dark as my heart! It worked and it was all delivered brilliantly.
Enger and Horst are definitely a force to be reckoned with – I really did enjoy this punchy, thrilling, high octane novel which puts nordic noir on the map, bolder and better than ever before.