Wednesday, 17 February 2021

#BlogTour Smoke Screen by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger

 

It's my turn on the BlogTour Smoke Screen by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Megan Turney

About the Author/s

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.

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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. 

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Death Deserved was Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger ’s first co-written thriller. They are currently working on the third book in the Blix & Ramm series.

About the book

Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion and the city is put on terrorist alert. Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Semplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found.

Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case, as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it seems…

The second in the hard-boiled and furiously compelling Blix & Ramm series, created by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst, two of the biggest names in Nordic Noir. 


Review

Emma Ramm just happens to be at the epi-centre of what turns out to be a tragedy and also the restart of a cold case. What she doesn't realise is that these events become a trifecta of events that change her life forever. They also subconsciously drive her need to help solve the cold case, even it it means putting herself in danger.

Alex Blix is more than perturbed by the fact the mother of a missing girl has become the victim of said tragedy - not due to the nature of the event, but more because her death serves as a reminder that there was never a solution to the decade old child abduction.

I think I've said this before about the Horst/Enger writing team, what makes them so good is that you can't tell that there are two distinctive voices, which they both have in their individual writing ventures. They meld their voices so effectively that as a reader you forget they are a duo, which is actually what you want in a collaboration.

In this second part of the Ramm and Blix series certain patterns in relationships are beginning to appear, so it will be interesting to see where that goes. It's a constantly evolving crime series with a nod of Nordic. 

Buy Smoke Screen at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publication Date: pub date 18 Feb 2021 | Orenda Books | Paperback Original | £8.99.  Buy at Amazon com. Hive. Bookshop org. Waterstones.

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