Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger: Unhinged

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Unhinged. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to Orenda Books for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

When police investigator Sofia Kovic uncovers a startling connection between several Oslo murder cases, she attempts to contact her closest superior, Alexander Blix before involving anyone else in the department. But before Blix has time to return her call, Kovic is shot and killed in her own home – execution style. And in the apartment below, Blix’s daughter Iselin narrowly escapes becoming the killer’s next victim.

Four days later, Blix and online crime journalist Emma Ramm are locked inside an interrogation room, facing the National Criminal Investigation Service. Blix has shot and killed a man, and Ramm saw it all happen.

As Iselin’s life hangs in the balance, under-fire Blix no longer knows who he can trust … and he’s not even certain that he’s killed the right man…

Two of Nordic Noir’s most brilliant writers return with the explosive, staggeringly accomplished, emotive third instalment in the international, bestselling Blix & Ramm series … and it will take your breath away.

Review:

I’ve really enjoyed this series so far but Unhinged is my favourite as I really felt as though the writing and plotting was on another level. The first half of the novel takes place over a relatively short space of time and includes flashback scenes which really built the tension and made me really keen to find out what had happened. I was on the edge of my seat as more and more was revealed. 

The relationship between Blix and Emma takes on a slightly different dynamic in Unhinged and whilst I enjoy seeing them work together, it was interesting to see them working separately in this novel as we got to know more about them individually. They both have traits, especially determination, that make them good at their respective jobs and I enjoyed trying to crack the puzzle with them. 

There is a much more emotional element to Unhinged (which I can’t say much about because of spoilers) but there were parts of this novel that really hit me and it was interesting to go on this journey with the characters. 

I mentioned earlier in this review that I am impressed with the plotting in Unhinged. There are a few different strands that emerge in the investigation into Kovic’s death and it was fascinating to follow them and the twists and turns they created. 

Unhinged is available from Amazon.

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