I’m excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for breathtaking thriller Unhinged (Blix and Ramm 3) by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst. Thank you to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for giving me the opportunity to read this outstanding book.
About the book:
His colleague is dead. His daughter may be next. It’s time to do things his way…
Two of Nordic Noir’s most accomplished writers return with the explosive, staggeringly complex and unbearably emotive third instalment in the international bestselling Blix & Ramm series.
When police investigator Sofia Kovic uncovers a startling connection between several Oslo cases, she attempts to contact her closest superior, Alexander Blix, before involving anyone else in the department. But before Blix has time to return her call, Kovic is shot and killed in her own home – execution style. And in the apartment below, Blix’s daughter Iselin narrowly escapes becoming the killer’s next victim.
Four days later, Blix and online crime journalist Emma Ramm are locked inside an interrogation room, facing the National Criminal Investigation Service. Blix has shot and killed a man, and Ramm saw it all happen.
As Iselin’s life hangs in the balance, under-fire Blix no longer knows who he can trust, and he’s not even certain that he’s killed the right man…
About the authors:
Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively. Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense.
Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.
Death Deserved was Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written thriller, closely followed by Smoke Screen, and the series has sold more than two million copies worldwide, outselling Jo Nesbo in their native Norway, Sweden and Germany.
Unhinged is translated by Megan Turney.
Unhinged is the third in the Blix & Ramm crime thriller series by Norwegian authors Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger. Death Deserved, the first book in the series, was a complete triumph that was closely followed by the excellent Smoke Screen. Now Blix and Ramm are back in Unhinged and wow, what a fantastic read it is! With twists, turns, shocks and surprises throughout, this is a book that starts off with a bang and remains unrelentingly tense until the very last page has been turned.
This time police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are rocked by the execution style murder of one of their own that has far reaching repercussions, not only for Blix, but also for his family, too. With a man shot and killed, Blix and Ramm under interrogation and Iselin’s life hanging in the balance, is there anyone that Blix is able to trust? And has the right man been killed or is the murderer still out there?
With the case taking a dark and devastating turn, the unlikely duo of Blix and Ramm are thrown together once again, determined to get to the bottom of who killed Sofia Kovic and why. With feelings running high and the tension ratcheting up to breaking point, will Blix and Emma be able to solve the case before time runs out?
What follows is an exciting and fast paced thriller that kept me on my toes throughout. The two main protagonists are as fascinating as ever, their descent into a world rocked by grief changing the dynamic of their relationship and exposing facets of their personalities that we’ve never seen before.
With a complex cast of characters and a storyline that is even darker and more intense than ever before, Unhinged is a breathtakingly tense and gripping thriller that has taken this fantastic and hard hitting series to a whole new level.
Skilfully translated by Megan Turney, this is Nordic Noir at its very best and is yet another worthy addition to what is fast becoming one of my favourite genres to read. I can’t wait to see what Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst have in store for us next!
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