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Selected as a Most Anticipated title by People, Parade, Bustle, CrimeReads, She Reads, and more! An electrifying work of literary suspense from internationally bestselling author Katrine Engberg, The Tenant—heralded as a “stunning debut” by #1 New York Times bestselling 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. Evocative and original, The Tenant promises “dark family secrets—and a smorgasbord of surprises” (People).
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"Wow, what a great book. Found this series randomly at the library. Sad there is only 2 out so far but looking forward to more! "
"Definitely different sort of reading and had to do some googling of the streets referred. But overall, great read. Murder after murder. Don’t sleep on it, read it. "
"This one was on top of my anticipated releases list. The synopsis of this novel hooked me, and I knew I HAD to read it! This is a Nordic Noir you don’t want to miss!<br/>The novel starts off hot, and it dives right in with a crime, a murder has occurred and it quickly becomes a whodunnit! I really enjoyed the story line, it’s an incredible mystery, with some very peculiar characters. <br/>The Tenant, originally released in Denmark, is now translated into English for the US! With this translation, I felt a bit disconnected from the story. The plot had amazing potential, but I don’t think I got the full effect, or description on some very important moments in the story.<br/>This did not in any way deter me from being completely wrapped in the story and never wanting it to end! The Tenant is officially on my 2020 favorites thus far.. we’ve got a long wait to go, but I am so glad to be starting off the year with this incredible read!<br/>Excited to find out what’s next for this series. I have lots of questions, and not enough answers!"