Now, if you are like me you probably view Fridays with a mix of apprehension and joy. Apprehension as you know you still have to navigate a day at work, joy because it’s the last one before the weekend. This week I had extra reasons to be happy as I received an email from the lovely Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books asking me if I’d like to take part in a cover reveal. Oh yes, I think to myself. Then I read on and see who and what it is for and the oh yes quickly becomes a ‘hell yes!!!’.
I am somewhat of a fan of Mr Thomas Enger (many people are, I know). Sickeningly talented as both award winning author and superb pianist – and as if that’s not enough he’s a thoroughly lovely chap too – sadly his Henning Juul series drew to a close with the fifth and final part, Killed, which was released earlier this year. Do not despair though as this is not the last we will hear from Mr Enger. Not at all.
Why? Because the oh so wise Karen Sullivan has only gone and bagged his latest work of literary art, the young adult novel, Inborn. The book will be released in February, but before I show you the stunning cover (and it truly is another touch of Orenda creative genius), let’s take a look at what it is all about.
When two teenagers – Johannes and Mari – are found murdered inside their school, in the small Norwegian village of Fredheim, the finger is soon is pointed at eighteen-year-old Even, whose relationship with Mari ended just before she died.
Mari was writing a story for the school newspaper about Even and his dad, who died in a car accident ten years earlier. But was it really an accident? And had Mari uncovered information that someone was willing to commit murder to protect?
Charged and facing trial, Even pores over his memories of the months leading up to the murders, and it becomes clear that more than one villager was acting suspiciously.
And as Even recounts his side of the story, it seems that there may be no one he can trust.
But can we trust him?
A taut, moving and chilling thriller, Inborn examines the very nature of evil, and asks the questions: How well do we really know our families? How well do we know ourselves?
I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to read this and I shall be stalking Orenda Books on Amazon until that preorder is available. But I guess you want to see the cover now huh? Well here you go …
Don’t you just love it? A stunning cover for what I just know is going to be another absolute cracker of a read. But February though? That’s seven months away!
About the Author
Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2010, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.
Orenda Books published the final two books in the Henning Juul series Cursed and Killed and you can find out my thoughts on each by clicking on the titles above, or order them at the links below. To find out more about these and the other books in the series, check out Thomas Enger’s author page on Amazon.
Don’t forget that pre-order folks. I’ve already bagged mine.