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Hardcover  ✓ The Tenant eBook µ When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who s a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still unfinished mystery she s writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both urgent and dangerous But Esther s role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems Is she the culprit or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance Anette and Jeppe must dig deeply into the two women s pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller Julie Stender is murdered in her own apartment, and the detectives find a link between Julie and her eccentric landlady, Esther, who also happens to be a murder mystery author You see, Esther has penned a novel with Julie as a murdered character, and eek But you know it can t be that simple, right Is Esther a victim, too Is there someone else coordinating all of this behind the scenes I thought the ending was surprising and satisfying, too I was super excited to learn detectives Jeppe and A Julie Stender is murdered in her own apartment, and the detectives find a link between Julie and her eccentric landlady, Esther, who also happens to be a murder mystery author You see, Esther has penned a novel with Julie as a murdered character, and eek But you know it can t be that simple, right Is Esther a victim, too Is there someone else coordinating all of this behind the scenes I thought the ending was surprising and satisfying, too I was super excited to learn detectives Jeppe and Anette will be back because this is the start of a shiny new series Overall, give The Tenant a read, especially if you are a fan of dark, twisty Nordic thrillers I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader Ring ring prrrrr CS representative Hi, this is books starring limbo center 54321, what is your emergency Nilufer Hi there, I had a promising Danish thriller in my hands.CS representative You mean Danish Kringle Do you want its recipe Nilufer No thanks, me in the kitchen cooking Danish Kringle should be real thriller plot which ends with tragic fire, stomach pumping and big cries I m talking about something less thrilling CS representative When you tell me thrilling Danish did you mean Mad Ring ring prrrrr CS representative Hi, this is books starring limbo center 54321, what is your emergency Nilufer Hi there, I had a promising Danish thriller in my hands.CS representative You mean Danish Kringle Do you want its recipe Nilufer No thanks, me in the kitchen cooking Danish Kringle should be real thriller plot which ends with tragic fire, stomach pumping and big cries I m talking about something less thrilling CS representative When you tell me thrilling Danish did you mean Mads Mikkelsen He was so terrifying at Hannibal, wasn t he Nilufer Nope I m talking about Katherine Engberg s Tenant book It starts with a brutal murder of a woman named Julie And Esther the owner of the building, also her neighbor, writing a crime novel and describes the very same murder scene at her own story She wrote it one month ago CS representative OMG she is clairvoyant, isn t she Nilufer No, she could be murderer She could have a crush on Kristoffer and she already gave him her apartment key but Kristoffer dated with Julie And Julie finally said Let s stay friends CS representative Wow Crime of passion Hmmm Nilufer Are you eating popcorn CS representative With chocolate chip cookie and ginger ale to cure my stomach Sorry I eat so much when I get stressed This story is spooky Please continue Nilufer And there are two detectives investigating the crime, acting like grumpy old married couples.CS representative Wow Office romance This made me hungrier I m ordering pizza.Nilufer Not exactly Anette is already happily married but Jeppe is definitely a train wreck after his compelling divorce But I loved their compatibility Their differences help them look from opposite sides and discover different facts about the case They fit so well as colleagues CS representative I sensed their relationship won t work even the opposite attract ended up with hot, steamy sex I m talking about experience It seems like you loved this book It s not a limbo book You already made your decision.Nilufer No I am not There are too much POVs which is so confusing and I don t actually likethan 3 POVs for thriller books It affects its pace and makes you lose concentrate on the story And I think the book lost its essence in translation And when it comes to whodunit parts CS representative It s obvious right Butler did it I knew it Nilufer Nope, and stop eating when you re talking I barely catch your words Actually there are too many murderer candidates starting from Eshter, ex relationships of Julie and don t forget Julie s father has involved some shady business This book is spider sense killer I couldn t find out who did it The author fooled me so bad CS representative So you want to punish her by giving two stars Nilufer No way I enjoyed the writing, suspense building, heart throbbing pacing But several POVed approach and some expression and nuance differences were confusing enough to distract my focus So I m going back and forth between three and four CS representative Do you want to read another adventure of detectives Nilufer Sure, I love to CS representative Do you like the conclusion of the story Nilufer Oh yes, it was deliciously surprising Not as delicious of your meat pizza I can smell from here CS representative So you have your answer Nilufer Should I order from the same Italian place you did CS representative No smartass I m talking about your rewarding method Nilufer Oh okay, let s round up 3.5 to 4 Add this author s name to my new favorite thriller authors list Thank you so much for your assistance CS representative No problem Listen to your heart s voice when it comes to books It never tells you lies Another good reading, next SuccessionKatrine Engberg s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic atmosphere that is uniquely styled and vividly portrays the location in all its sweeping facets.Julie Stender is a young woman found brutally murdered in her apartment, with multiple stab wounds and a pattern carved into her face There is no theft or sexual assault so the crime screams o SuccessionKatrine Engberg s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic atmosphere that is uniquely styled and vividly portrays the location in all its sweeping facets.Julie Stender is a young woman found brutally murdered in her apartment, with multiple stab wounds and a pattern carved into her face There is no theft or sexual assault so the crime screams out revenge, but revenge for what Detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case and form a partnership that is unusual, both as individual characters and in their relationship There is something a bit moody about Korner and Werner and it is refreshing to see that they don t always agree and can irritate each otherHe thought Anette was a bit of a bulldozer she called him sensitive and a wimp On good days they harped on each other knowingly like an old married couple On bad days, he just wanted to throw her into the seaJeppe is recently divorced and is having real difficulty coming to terms with his new single life He is a frustrating character, while well intentioned he often seems unsure of himself, irresolute and unfocused With regards Anette we find out very little about her personality and background, in this novel Together this gives me a big issue with the book, but for the upcoming series, I can imagine it will improve The investigation explores Julie s family, friends, colleagues, other tenants, previous boyfriends and the landlord The resident landlord of their apartment building is a lady called Esther de Laurenti She is an intriguing character, well developed and maintained with suspicion as most of the story orbits her Is she the murderer, the target or just another player in the game As an author, she is writing a thriller, which she shares privately with other writers in her online group The terrifying and damning magnitude of this is that the murders follow scenes described in Esther s book, and the writers group must all be assumed, potential murderers.As the investigation progresses, new suspects are revealed without upsetting the wonderful balance between all possibilities, which leaves you completely guessing right throughout the book At a point, you feel you have all the pieces of the puzzle but you still can t see the overall picture and can t piece it together The mystery and surprises are sustained right to the end.As the characters develop over the series, I can see how this is going to be a stellar addition to the many great crime thriller collections out there I love the atmosphere of Nordic thrillers and I believe Katrine Engberg is set to translate well to US and UK markets I recommend reading this book and I would like to thank Gallery Books, Scout Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC version in return for an honest review The Tenant is a Scandinavian mystery about a murder that mirrors the events of an unpublished manuscriptThe narrative is split between multiple characters The main points of view are told from the perspectives of the mystery writer and the main police detective.I love the premise of The Tenant, so much so that I bumped up my review one star because there are some original and interesting elements of the mystery that I appreciated However, the execution was lacking.I struggled with the wr The Tenant is a Scandinavian mystery about a murder that mirrors the events of an unpublished manuscriptThe narrative is split between multiple characters The main points of view are told from the perspectives of the mystery writer and the main police detective.I love the premise of The Tenant, so much so that I bumped up my review one star because there are some original and interesting elements of the mystery that I appreciated However, the execution was lacking.I struggled with the writing I don t know if it was the translation or if because I recently read a similar mystery with too many shared components, that I found this book boring I found the pacing uneven, the characters flat, and the narrative lacking I love this genre and had high expectations going in, but unfortunately, this book was a bit of a struggle for me The Tenant isn t bad, it just never hooked meI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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