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An O, The Oprah Magazine Title to Pick Up Now 

A People Book Pick 

A New York Post Best Book of the Week 

A Parade Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020 

A Bustle Most Anticipated Books of January 2020 

A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020 

A She Reads Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2020 

An electrifying work of literary suspense from internationally best-selling author Katrine Engberg, The Tenant - heralded as a “stunning debut” by number one New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs - follows two Copenhagen police detectives struggling to solve a shocking murder and stop a killer hell-bent on revenge. 

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 more urgent and more 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 more deeply into the two women’s pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller.

©2020 Katrine Engberg (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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THOROUGHLY enjoyed this!!!

This was 100% up my alley—reminded me a bit of the Dept Q novels, not nearly as dark as the Harry Hole books....but a central character that is sensitive and a bit quirky and characters that are 3-D and interesting and a story that clips along on multiple levels. It’s hard to believe this is the debut of this author. I hope it becomes a series bc I love these characters and want more! I was bummed it was over. I might have gotten a little ahead of the story once or twice but I listen to so many of these kinds of books it’s hard not to sometimes. I’d recommend whole-heatedly esp for fans of Danish/Swedish/Norwegian noir and the Dept Q series!

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This was flat as a carbonated drink left on the coffee table all day. Search elsewhere for a good investment for a winter read.

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Very enjoyable book and story.

This was an excellent story and it was well-narrated. Graeme Malcolm is an excellent narrator for these Scandinavian crime novels. As an earlier reviewer stated, if you enjoy the Department Q novels and you enjoy Nesbo's Harry Hole series, you likely will enjoy this book. Another reviewer said they knew the ending right away - but I find that hard to believe. The ending is not a huge surprise as you read the book, but that is because the ending is deeply wedded to the course of the story. How the story plays out is as important as how it ends and it is a complete ending which develops perfectly alongside the story line. I appreciate an ending that is neither contrived nor hidden. I like being as aware of the story unfolding as the main characters are. And in this book, it is all very well done.

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Excellent

I hope Audible makes more of her books available. Ticks all the boxes - great narration, great plot, great character devopment, atmospheric ...

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What a great book!

This book was very well-written, and very exciting - I hope more of this authors' works are translated into English.

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Your Next Favorite Nordic Noir Thriller

I love Nordic Noir and this Danish debut didn’t disappoint. The story was captivating and suspenseful. In addition every character was fascinating and the vivid descriptions of Copenhagen had me googling the various locations in the story. Can’t wait to read Ms. Engberg’s next installment!

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