Death Deserved by Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger,


Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…

Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.

Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated … evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing…

Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.
Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it…

My Review

This is the start of your new Nordic Noir obsession! 

Two of Norways best loved crime writers come together to create something extremely special and bring us the unique due that is Blix and Ramm. With a crack hot double team and a hunt for a serial killer that has a flair for the dramatic, this book will have you racing through the pages as fast as the body count increases!

This is the first book of a new series featuring Blix and Ramm, who are now one of my favourite duo’s, and judging from this one it is going to be nothing short of outstanding!

When former athlete, turn novelist,  Sonja Nordstrom fails to attend the high-profile launch of her much-anticipated autobiography, Blix finds himself heading up the missing persons investigation, which soon escalates as more high profile people go missing or turn up dead. What started off as a missing person investigation soon turns into the hunt for a serial killer.

Emma Ramm is a celebrity blogger, writing pieces for a online news company so when it comes to her attention that Sonja didn’t show up to her mornings appointments she decides to show up at the celebrities house and it is from there she knows something isn’t right. With signs of a struggle taking place inside the front door of Sonja’s house, Emma phones the police and this is where the unlikely duo meet.

As they are both looking into and covering the same cases they slowly begin to trust each other and it is whilst sharing that a piece of the puzzle falls into place, but now, can they pull together to stop this killer before any more lives are lost and before the killer reaches his finale?

Packed to the brim with some really great, memorable characters, extremely clever plot lines, twists and turns, this is set to be the start of something spectacular!

Crime fiction, police procedurals readers are going to love this book and even if you have not been a fan of foreign crime fiction before, I urge you to give this one ago – you won’t be disappointed, it is one of my favourite books so far this year.

Death Deserved was published in the UK on 31 Jan. 2020 so you can grab a copy now from your local bookshop or online here.

 First in the international bestselling, award-winning Blix & Ramm series with over 100,000 copies sold in Norway alone, two of the biggest names in Nordic Noir have teamed up to create a dark, hard-boiled and emotive serial-killer thriller with echoes of Criminal Minds … and two unforgettable protagonists 


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 is Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written thriller. 


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