Blodtåke (Henning Juul #3)
En drapsmann på hevntokt: En eldre kvinne blir funnet drept og brutalt mishandlet på et sykehjem i Oslo. Alt tyder på at gjerningsmannen bar på et voldsomt raseri.En anonym trussel: Justisminister Trine Juul-Osmundsen blir anklaget for å ha seksuelt trakassert en yngre, mannlig politiker. Saken utløser et mediehysteri, og hun mottar samtidig en advarsel: Gå av, ellers vil den egentlige sannheten komme for en dag.En mann på jakt etter svar: Journalisten Henning Juul blir satt på sykehjemsaken, men klarer ikke å la være å engasjere seg i mediestormen rundt sin egen søster, justisministeren. Snart oppdager han sannheter som ikke tåler dagens lys.Så slår drapsmannen til igjen. Han har fremdeles noe å hevne.

Blodtåke (Henning Juul #3) Details

TitleBlodtåke (Henning Juul #3)
Author
LanguageBokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
ReleaseMar 1st, 2013
PublisherGyldendal
ISBN-139788205429314
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature

Blodtåke (Henning Juul #3) Review

  • Crime by the Book
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5 stars for this engaging, emotional Nordic Noir read!! I absolutely love the Henning Juul series, and this is an excellent series installment. Vivid characters and a compelling central mystery make for a fantastic read!! Read my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/5...
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  • Učitaj se!
    January 1, 1970
    Svaki novi slučaj Henninga Juula sve je bolji od prethodnog! 'Opečen' je bio vrlo dobar, 'Proboden' jednako tako, a 'Unakažen', 3. po redu roman u serijalu s Henningom u glavnoj ulozi, najbolji je do sad.U svom trećem slučaju Henning istražuje ubojstvo starice u kojem su značajnu ulogu odigrale pletaće igle. Teško je odgonetnuti tko bi jednoj mirnoj starici, koja se ni po čemu posebnom nije isticala iz mase, na tako stravičan način oduzeo život. Slučaj postane još zamršeniji s novim ubojstvom, k Svaki novi slučaj Henninga Juula sve je bolji od prethodnog! 'Opečen' je bio vrlo dobar, 'Proboden' jednako tako, a 'Unakažen', 3. po redu roman u serijalu s Henningom u glavnoj ulozi, najbolji je do sad.U svom trećem slučaju Henning istražuje ubojstvo starice u kojem su značajnu ulogu odigrale pletaće igle. Teško je odgonetnuti tko bi jednoj mirnoj starici, koja se ni po čemu posebnom nije isticala iz mase, na tako stravičan način oduzeo život. Slučaj postane još zamršeniji s novim ubojstvom, koje je možda povezano s ovim.Ubojstvo starice upadne u fokus javnosti u isto vrijeme kada u taj fokus upadne i nešto veće: politički seksualni skandal u kojem se pod optužbom nađe ministrica pravosuđa - Henningova sestra. Je li i ovaj skandal nekako povezan s ubojstvima? Puno toga je na Hennigu da otkrije, uključujući i vlastiti misterij vezan uz noć požara u kojem mu je stradao sin, a on zadobio strašne ožiljke.Trostruki misterij smiksao je u ovom romanu Thomas Enger i namijenio Henningu Juulu da ga postupno otkrije. Henningova priča proteže se kroz svaki od romana i ono je što nas, uz dodatne misterije koje u svakom romanu otkrivamo, drži očiju čvrsto uprtih u stranice serijala. Tako je i ovdje, a misteriji koje ovaj roman skriva najnapetiji su i najzamršeniji do sad.Sa svakim novim romanom doznajemo još ponešto o samom Henningu, njegovoj prošlosti i obiteljskim i inim vezama. Ovdje upoznajemo Henningovu sestru i neke detalje vezane uz njihov zamršen i sada prilično hladan odnos, dobivši time još jedan komadić slagalice Henningova karaktera, koju neprestano, dobivajući nove informacije, slažemo.Sam Henning Juul je sjajan lik. Kompleksnog karaktera, tajnovite prošlosti. Svojim zanimanjem pomalo podsjeća na još jedan sjajan lik - onaj Larssonovog Mikaela Blomkvista - što je usporedba koju ne dajem olako, budući da je Blomkvist jedan od najdražih mi likova ikad. Mnoge skandinavske autore, pogotovo trilera, vole uspoređivati s Larssonom, no, po meni, samo je jedan koji ga je donekle dosegao - i to je upravo Thomas Enger.Zanimljivom radnjom, posebnim (i posebno nam bliskim) likovima i napetom pričom, dotičući se aktualnih društveno-socijalnih tema, Enger zna, baš kao i Larsson, u potpunosti zarobiti čitateljevu pažnju i ne izgubiti je ni na trenutak sve dok priča ne završi. 400-tinjak stranica raspoređenih u kratka, ali vrlo napeta poglavlja, proleti u hipu, dok te istovremeno centralna priča koja okružuje glavnog lika ostavlja u vječnoj želji za još.Henningov 3. slučaj napet je, uzbudljiv, iznenađuje zapletom i motivacijama likova, te tvori pravi fast-pacing triler od kojeg vam u pojedinom trenutku adrenalin naraste do vrhunca. Najzamršeniji slučaj do sad i Henning u svojem najboljem izdanju. S nestrpljenjem čekam njegov idući slučaj.
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  • Judy Collins
    January 1, 1970
    Scandinavia’s best crime writer, Thomas Enger’s SCARRED, (Henning Juul #3), is an intense, riveting, and suspenseful page-turner, a crime and political thriller which reiterates why this talented writer and series is so "talked about" and popular. I would urge readers, especially in the US, to spend time reviewing Enger’s website. Norway’s sensation, is not only a talented writer, quite witty, and in addition, a successful composer (listen to his music – quite divine! Christian's theme is my fa Scandinavia’s best crime writer, Thomas Enger’s SCARRED, (Henning Juul #3), is an intense, riveting, and suspenseful page-turner, a crime and political thriller which reiterates why this talented writer and series is so "talked about" and popular. I would urge readers, especially in the US, to spend time reviewing Enger’s website. Norway’s sensation, is not only a talented writer, quite witty, and in addition, a successful composer (listen to his music – quite divine! Christian's theme is my favorite).As usual, I get hooked on the new releases and devour previous books in a series. I have already purchased Burned (#1) and Pierced (#2), and look forward to reading more of this engrossing six –part book series.Henning Juul, Thomas Enger's main protagonist, is a tortured, yet mysterious Norwegian internet newspaper reporter. He recently lost his son Jonas in a fire, burning down his flat and severely injuring Henning’s face. (a lot of background surrounding this yet to be unfolded). He is scarred both inside and out, and ridden by guilt. Juul has just returned to work after the tragedy. In addition, there is a lot of other action going on around him. One being his (the golden child) sister; they are estranged and he is not certain why, and a mother who blames him, an alcoholic. He still loves his ex-wife, but there is too much tragedy and memories in the past. He is intuitive and very observant, and perfect for an investigative reporter and he knows how to get to the root of problems and the story. (enjoyed how he draws out people, especially children). In the meantime, he is in the middle of several cases which overlap. Henning is about to resume his investigation into the fire that killed his son two years ago when his editor asks him to cover the murder of a demented woman, retired school teacher, in a nursing/care home. The murder is being investigated and led by Inspector Bjarne Brogeland who has little information to offer when Henning uses their long acquaintance to gain insight into the case. He knows they are on a dangerous trail of a meticulous killer who has developed a keen taste for revenge.The murder is very mysterious, with the brutal way in which she was killed and connection with pictures, and knitting needles. There are several suspects, however, the motive? Possibly a score to settle with a bad student-teacher relationship? Wow, some bad pent up anger and revenge. When more bodies wind up dead and more taken hostage, the cases collide for an explosive outcome. Then there is his estranged sister,Trine Juul-Osmundsen, Minister for Justice Norwegian Government is accused of sexual misconduct, who goes into hiding. Norway is rocked by scandal and of course he cannot write about her, but wants to reach out and help if she will allow. She believes she has been set up, as she has a secret and has to figure out how to handle and still keep in her marriage and reputation intact.However the case closest to his heart and one he cannot forget is the fire set in his flat which killed his son, a plot developed in the previous novels in the series. Henning continues to follow up on the information provided by gangland enforcer Tore Pulli, and attempts to have a closer look at why the police files relevant to the fire may have been doctored.A riveting crime thriller, and one you cannot put down; however, there is much more to come, as we have to wait patiently for Books 4-6 to learn all the secrets surrounding the mysterious tragedies of books 1-3, and dark childhood of brother and sister duo. There is also a human interest side as readers explore Henning’s personality which ties in nicely with the investigative side. According to the author’s website, the rights to each of his six Henning Juul novels have been purchased by Norwegian film production company 4 ½. Fans of John Grisham, James Patterson, and Harlan Coben will want to read this one. There are two crime thriller authors, which I am all about currently: Thomas Enger (Norway) and internationally bestselling author Paul Cleave (New Zealand) with his latest winner: Five Minutes Alone (10/21/14) Christchurch Noir Crime Series. Both talented male authors, about the same age, and oh so sexy (move over US authors) making room for two of the finest of crime thrillers and ones to follow! Now, I have to find time between all my ARCs to read all their previous books I have purchased. Thank you, NetGalley and Atria for introducing me to these award-winning and talented authors! My wish list: Audible, please offer these in audiobook format, as nice for traveling. A special thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. JDCMustReadBooks TOP 30 BOOKS OF 2014
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  • Laura Rash
    January 1, 1970
    This series gets better with each book! Getting a further look into Henning Juul's story combined with another makes for awesome entertainment
  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    Scarred – Another brilliant Scandi ThrillerScarred by Thomas Enger is the third book in his Henning Juul series but my first of his books and an excellent and very welcome introduction has been made. The cover says for fans of Borgen I would also add with a dash of The Killing thrown in for free. This is part murder mystery and political thriller combined the best of both worlds put together with a well thought out plot and well written or in my case well translated in to English.Henning Juul is Scarred – Another brilliant Scandi ThrillerScarred by Thomas Enger is the third book in his Henning Juul series but my first of his books and an excellent and very welcome introduction has been made. The cover says for fans of Borgen I would also add with a dash of The Killing thrown in for free. This is part murder mystery and political thriller combined the best of both worlds put together with a well thought out plot and well written or in my case well translated in to English.Henning Juul is an investigative reporter who has just returned to work after being on a house fire in which his young son was killed who has a famous sister whom he never speaks to and a mother who likes the drink and smoking. He has few to no real friends to name, he still loves his ex-wife but gets lonely and when depressed watches football on the local park. Not so much a defective detective but definitely a loner who likes to get to the bottom of a story.He is sent to cover a gruesome murder of an elderly woman who was close to death any way but the knitting needles in the eyes may be over kill. As the investigation seems to be going nowhere another murder happens and there are links between the two murders but it is hard to see the link. While this is happening his famous sister is Justice Secretary in the Norwegian Government but her world comes crashing down when she is accused of sexual harassment of a young male politician. While he and his sister have problems between them he still wants to help her out and give her support but cannot really investigate as his hands are tied by his relationship to his sister.It is when his sister’s world is falling apart that what is happening to her collides with the murder cases that things become interesting. Like Borgen there are plenty of political twists and turns that come out at the end with surprising and interesting developments. Can the Justice Secretary bring her problems to a peaceful closure while helping the murder investigation out? Will these colliding worlds and cases be the making or breaking of her and those around her. Henning Juul is there guiding her even from a distance while being able to report from the front line of the murder.This is a well written plot with two very different but colliding worlds and different characters with the noir that we expect from Scandi thrillers. Juul is a tenacious investigator not jumping to conclusions but follows the clues and the evidence to see where it will take him, having a photographic mind helps. This is a good book and a pleasure to read and a series I want to read.
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  • Raven
    January 1, 1970
    Okay so we’ve been Burned and Pierced so now prepare to be Scarred by the latest instalment in Thomas Enger’s superlative Henning Juul series. Focussing on our dogged, emotionally and physically damaged reporter, Juul, Enger has carved out an exceptional niche in the current Scandinavian crime fiction market. In this book in particular, there is more than a nod to the Borgen phenomena, as Juul’s estranged sister Trine, Norway’s Secretary of State becomes the focus of some unwelcome press attenti Okay so we’ve been Burned and Pierced so now prepare to be Scarred by the latest instalment in Thomas Enger’s superlative Henning Juul series. Focussing on our dogged, emotionally and physically damaged reporter, Juul, Enger has carved out an exceptional niche in the current Scandinavian crime fiction market. In this book in particular, there is more than a nod to the Borgen phenomena, as Juul’s estranged sister Trine, Norway’s Secretary of State becomes the focus of some unwelcome press attention…I thoroughly enjoyed the way that this book in particular changed the direction of the series somewhat with the aforementioned development of Juul’s sister Trine in the overall plot. She is a complicated and layered character, as is Juul, and the tentative re-establishment of contact between the two in the wake of their previous estrangement, is handled with a deft touch and delicacy by Enger. Trine’s life is spiralling out of control with a malicious sex scandal story, in much the same way as Juul’s did in the wake of the events and his personal loss of the previous books, and Enger is pitch perfect in his depiction of the baying wolves of the press and her fellow politicians as her political career unravels. What unfolds is not only a brutally honest tale of political intrigue, but how the bonds of family can sometimes be an enormous burden and source of sadness to those involved, as events of the past sometimes refuse to rest in peace as Henning and Trine discover.In a parallel story, regular police protagonist Inspector Bjarne Brogeland, is investigating a particularly brutal murder at an old people’s home of a curmudgeonly ex-schoolteacher. Having recently had an operation on my eye, I extend a note of thanks to Enger for highlighting the use of knitting pins and orbital crevices! Anyway, I digress, so, the collective intelligence of Brogeland, and by extension his professional relationship with Henning Juul forms the crux of this investigation, and there is normal bandiage and grudging professional respect between them once more in evidence. I enjoyed the way this plotline played out and the use of misdirection and red herrings that Enger employs. Set against the political storyline, there was a good balance throughout, and both plots were of equal interest and emotional intensity to hold my attention throughout.I think it is a testament to the strength of Enger’s writing that all three of his books to date, have been incredibly enjoyable. He seems to combine the very best aspects of the current Scandinavian crime table in terms of characterisation and plot as well as his razor sharp eye on the social and political trends at work in Norway, thus providing an added layer of interest to his crime fiction. A great read, and I would urge you to try the whole series.
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  • Mieke Schepens
    January 1, 1970
    Het boek begint met een indrukwekkend kijkje op de beleveniswereld van een man. Een man die je door het hele boek heen zijn ijselijke aanwezigheid zal laten voelen.Het verhaal speelt zich af in september 2009. Het behandelt een week in dit boek. Een week in het leven van de karakters van zondag tot en met zaterdag. Het boek is onderverdeeld in een proloog en 94 hoofdstukken.De auteur gebruikt korte hoofdstukken waardoor er vaart blijft zitten in het verhaal terwijl de verschillende verhaallijnen Het boek begint met een indrukwekkend kijkje op de beleveniswereld van een man. Een man die je door het hele boek heen zijn ijselijke aanwezigheid zal laten voelen.Het verhaal speelt zich af in september 2009. Het behandelt een week in dit boek. Een week in het leven van de karakters van zondag tot en met zaterdag. Het boek is onderverdeeld in een proloog en 94 hoofdstukken.De auteur gebruikt korte hoofdstukken waardoor er vaart blijft zitten in het verhaal terwijl de verschillende verhaallijnen aan de orde komen. Soms moet je even terug in het verhaal om een naam op te zoeken, maar het ik heb dat niet als hinderlijk ervaren. Er gebeurt enorm veel in dit boek van Thomas Enger, maar niets staat er zonder reden. Aan het eind zijn de verhaallijnen op een mooie manier samengekomen en snak je naar meer!De hoofdpersoon Juul Henning lukt het steeds beter om zijn werk als journalist weer op te pakken, je merkt wel dat alles wat heeft plaatsgevonden een enorme inpact heeft gemaakt op deze man en zijn omgeving. Alles is voor hem veranderd, maar dat zou ook voor mezelf zo zijn, bedenk ik me.De minister van Justitie (bovendien de zus van de hoofdpersoon) Trine Juul-Osmundsen maakt het een en ander duidelijk. De lezer wordt meegenomen in een politieke wereldje waarin niets is zoals het lijkt. Een klein stukje van het verleden wordt duidelijker, maar ik zou graag nog meer willen weten. Wat is er vroeger gebeurd in dat gezin?Waar blijft het volgende deel???Op het eind is het duidelijk dat we nog niet het laatste gezien hebben van Tore Pulli. Deze onderwereldfiguur uit Oslo werd eerder al in verband gebracht met de brand in de woning van Henning, waar zijn zoon Jonas bij om het leven kwam.Een cliffhanger van de eerste orde!Ik waardeer dit boek met 4 vette sterren ****
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  • Gea
    January 1, 1970
    Ik heb dit boek ontvangen van hebban/crimezone en Em. Querido’s Uitgeverij om te lezen voor de leesclub en ik was aangenaam verrast. Ik heb Schijndood en Fantoompijn wel als e-boek maar ik ben er nooit aan toegekomen om ze te lezen. Ik heb genoten.
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  • Darlene
    January 1, 1970
    Norwegian author, Thomas Enger, sure knows how to get your attention with his writing. This is the third novel in the Henning Juul series, and it has a lot going on: murder in a nursing home and a political scandal involving Henning’s estranged sister, Trine. Henning is a reporter, with a smart detective mind. Unlike some reporters who just hurry to get a story out, Henning won’t put something in print until he has all the facts and knows they are true. I strongly recommend this series and pleas Norwegian author, Thomas Enger, sure knows how to get your attention with his writing. This is the third novel in the Henning Juul series, and it has a lot going on: murder in a nursing home and a political scandal involving Henning’s estranged sister, Trine. Henning is a reporter, with a smart detective mind. Unlike some reporters who just hurry to get a story out, Henning won’t put something in print until he has all the facts and knows they are true. I strongly recommend this series and please read the series in order, the first being ‘Burned’.Kudos, Mr Enger, for another excellent book.
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  • Emina
    January 1, 1970
    Jedan korak naprijed, dva koraka nazad
  • Anne-Jan
    January 1, 1970
    #ThomasEnger #BloedmistScandinavië, het brengt ons een overvloed aan topauteurs. Ook Thomas Enger komt hier vandaan. Hij debuteerde met Schijndood, het eerste deel in de serie met journalist Henning Juul. Hierna volgde Fantoompijn en pas geleden verscheen het derde deel in de serie : Bloedmist."Henning slaat zijn blik neer en kijkt in een verleden dat als een veelkleurige mist van de tafel opstijgt. En daar middenin...een éénzame waarheid."Een gruwelijke moord op een oude vrouw in een verpleeghu #ThomasEnger #BloedmistScandinavië, het brengt ons een overvloed aan topauteurs. Ook Thomas Enger komt hier vandaan. Hij debuteerde met Schijndood, het eerste deel in de serie met journalist Henning Juul. Hierna volgde Fantoompijn en pas geleden verscheen het derde deel in de serie : Bloedmist."Henning slaat zijn blik neer en kijkt in een verleden dat als een veelkleurige mist van de tafel opstijgt. En daar middenin...een éénzame waarheid."Een gruwelijke moord op een oude vrouw in een verpleeghuis. Wat is het motief van de dader om deze onschuldige vrouw op leeftijd te vermoorden?Dan is er de zus van Henning Juul, Trine. Ze heeft een hoge functie als de minister van justitie en wordt beschuldigd van seksuele intimidatie. 2 zaken die Henning Juul bezig houden en dan wordt er nog een moord gepleegd!"Dan duiken ze op, de ogen, intens en uitnodigend, groot als van een trol. En de snelheid, die neemt niet af, de rails komen steeds meer tot leven, ze sidderen, sissen, worden duister en gevaarlijk, hij komt nog een stap dichterbij, voelt met zijn voet de rand van het beton. De trein nadert, nu toetert hij ook, de machinist heeft hem misschien gezien. Maar dat houdt hem niet tegen zijn ene voet op te tillen. Hij laat hem over de rand bungelen, het is maar een meter tot aan de knetterende rails, tot het licht in de mooie, grote ogen hem zal verzwelgen."Heerlijk om weer te lezen hoe het verhaal met Henning verder gaat en weer te genieten van Enger zijn heerlijke vertellende schrijfstijl. Henning Juul is als een goede vriend, die je tijdens het lezen van deze geweldige serie steeds beter leert kennen. Elk boek is weer beter dan het vorige deel. Diepgang, snelheid, spanning en stuk voor stuk geweldige karakters. Ook het einde van het boek doet je absoluut weer verlangen naar het volgende deel, want net als bij de vorige delen laat Enger ons weer achter met een behoorlijke cliffhanger. Op naar #HenningJuul4!★★★★½
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  • Викторија
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to Atria Books for the ARC via NetGalley.A fine, wonderfully paced thriller. The use of the present tense makes the action immediate and suspended right before our eyes. The chapters are short, like pieces of flash fiction, and the swift switches between points of view set the pace and make the book very hard to put down.The insight into police procedures is enjoyable, and the various characters and different plots come together eventually in a rather satisfying way.What is particula Many thanks to Atria Books for the ARC via NetGalley.A fine, wonderfully paced thriller. The use of the present tense makes the action immediate and suspended right before our eyes. The chapters are short, like pieces of flash fiction, and the swift switches between points of view set the pace and make the book very hard to put down.The insight into police procedures is enjoyable, and the various characters and different plots come together eventually in a rather satisfying way.What is particularly pleasing is how the main quest of journalist Henning Juul is interwoven throughout the current investigation, so that there is insight into the big picture even for readers (myself included) who haven't yet read the previous books in the series.Not only does the course of the investigation seem extremely plausible, but the inner monologues of the characters portray their personal and professional struggles with a gritty realism, an effect stunningly complemented by the rainy, grey, urban atmosphere of Oslo.With a proper dose of red herrings, deduction, and moments of revelation, the eventual resolution is relatively rewarding and the loose ends are few and related to the desire to know what happens to the characters afterwards, and not to the case at hand.A gripping, entertaining read that successfully combines the themes of crime and investigation and the cruel world of politics and incorporates them into an enticing whole.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Scarred, Henning Juul #3, 2014. Thomas Enger, Norway.Third in the series of five. This book was very well constructed with a scandal involving his own sister and series of murders. Links of past to present. Henning still trying to unravel the mystery of his son's death. Very good reading! Excellent characters.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Another exciting crime thriller- I just have to be patient for the next book in the series to become available here!
  • Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Scarred is the third in the series of books featuring Norwegian journalist Henning Juul (Burned and Pierced precede this with Cursed and Killed completing it), and it is another great read. This book follows on just a week or so after the end of Pierced with Henning still reeling from the events of that book. He's still no closer to discovering who caused the fire in his flat that left him severely scarred and claimed the life of his young son, Jonas. This mystery is the overreaching arc through Scarred is the third in the series of books featuring Norwegian journalist Henning Juul (Burned and Pierced precede this with Cursed and Killed completing it), and it is another great read. This book follows on just a week or so after the end of Pierced with Henning still reeling from the events of that book. He's still no closer to discovering who caused the fire in his flat that left him severely scarred and claimed the life of his young son, Jonas. This mystery is the overreaching arc throughout this series, but Scarred takes a slight step back from this and instead focusses on the murder of an elderly ex-teacher in a retirement home and the apparent blackmailing of Justice Secretary, and Henning's estranged sister, Trine. Henning is supposed to be covering the murder, but the plight of his sister draws him away. Henning and Trine are estranged and have been for many years, Henning has no idea why this is, but Trine harbours a truth that Henning has clearly forgotten (I'm hoping I haven't also, lol. I don't think I've missed anything from a previous book. At least I hope I haven't ;)). This memory prevents her from reuniting with Henning, despite his willingness to help her. Anyway, without spoiling too much, that is the basic story of Scarred. It is written in Enger's usual style - a kind of first person present tense thing - and with his usual eye for detail and character. Over the course of the three books so far the story is slowly revealing itself whilst leaving plenty more for the reader to discover over the next two books. Enger likes to leave his readers dangling at the end of each book, the git ;) The last sentence giving you a real "Whhaaaaaaa....?" moment, driving you to buy the next instalment. I'm fortunate that I've come into this series at the end because I don't think I could take the wait between books as they are published!I can't recommend this series highly enough. With only two books left in Henning's story, I'm very sad to be coming to the end, but I'm equally excited to see what Thomas Enger will come up with next. :)
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  • Pamela Mingle
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this third entry in the Henning Juul series, by Thomas Enger. In some ways this was my favorite one so far. The plot was tight and involving, and the subplot, concerning Henning's sister, tied in with the main crime at the end. There is an ongoing mystery around Henning's father, now dead. It hasn't yet been revealed. Henning's sister and mother both hold him responsible for something terrible to do with the father, but he doesn't know what it is (nor do we).Henning continues to I really enjoyed this third entry in the Henning Juul series, by Thomas Enger. In some ways this was my favorite one so far. The plot was tight and involving, and the subplot, concerning Henning's sister, tied in with the main crime at the end. There is an ongoing mystery around Henning's father, now dead. It hasn't yet been revealed. Henning's sister and mother both hold him responsible for something terrible to do with the father, but he doesn't know what it is (nor do we).Henning continues to grieve his young son who died in a fire, which he's convinced was arson. Nora, Henning's ex-wife, played a big part in the last book, and in this one she reaches out to him. There's a very touching scene between them regarding their small son who died. It's rare that a crime fiction novel makes me tear up, but this definitely did.My one complaint was that much of the story was told from other points-of-view. Bjarne Brogeland, the detective, plus some minor characters, tell a lot of it. Henning is so likable, and his personal narrative so compelling, I prefer hearing from him.I'm looking forward to the next book, which I've already downloaded to my Kindle.
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  • Virginia
    January 1, 1970
    This 5-book series is a must-read for mystery buffs, and Scandinavian-noir fans especially! 3 stars in my scale means – OK it’s genre fiction, not lit – but absolutely top-notch genre fiction. The protagonist Henning Juul is a prominent Oslo crime journalist. Henning’s sister, a politician, is also periodically a main character in this series which involves intertwined financial and gang crime as well as political dirty tricks and complex family relationships. In Burned, Henning is recovering fr This 5-book series is a must-read for mystery buffs, and Scandinavian-noir fans especially! 3 stars in my scale means – OK it’s genre fiction, not lit – but absolutely top-notch genre fiction. The protagonist Henning Juul is a prominent Oslo crime journalist. Henning’s sister, a politician, is also periodically a main character in this series which involves intertwined financial and gang crime as well as political dirty tricks and complex family relationships. In Burned, Henning is recovering from a horrific physical trauma and personal loss, drawn back into work to begin pulling himself out of depression, and to help a less-experienced reporter cover a tricky investigative series. As we enter Pierced, he is talked into pursuing a dubious lead by a felon’s hint that there’s more to learn about the accident that nearly took his life. That story becomes a web that gradually pulls past and present crimes and investigations together.
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  • Sheila Howes
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in the Henning Juul series, but only the second I've read. Whilst it works fine as a standalone, there is a thread which carries between the whole series so I'd recommend starting at the beginning.I enjoyed the two main stories - the death of a pensioner, and the political scandal, but was left a little disappointed in the ending of the political scandal.As ever, I loved the character of Henning Juul.I did find that the story occasionally dragged, and felt it could have do This is the third book in the Henning Juul series, but only the second I've read. Whilst it works fine as a standalone, there is a thread which carries between the whole series so I'd recommend starting at the beginning.I enjoyed the two main stories - the death of a pensioner, and the political scandal, but was left a little disappointed in the ending of the political scandal.As ever, I loved the character of Henning Juul.I did find that the story occasionally dragged, and felt it could have done with being a little shorter.
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  • Peter
    January 1, 1970
    Nice thriller which keeps you reading. Not very complex, but enjoyable.
  • Barbpie
    January 1, 1970
    I love the cliffhanger at the end of each of these.
  • Pavlína
    January 1, 1970
    Plynulé čtení. Trochu zbytečné vedlejší linky, které ve výsledku příliš nezasahují do samotného vyšetřování.
  • Karen Cole
    January 1, 1970
    To follow
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    enjoyed this, stories worked well together, will def read more books from this author.
  • Henni
    January 1, 1970
    Endnu en spændende krimi, med journalisten Henning i fokus - god historie og et godt plot.
  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    „Verleumdet“ ist der dritte Band der Henning-Juul-Reihe, die von Thomas Enger verfasst wurde. Mal wieder einer dieser Norweger…jaja…aber glaubt mir, irgendwie sind die Skandinavier echt gut im Krimi-Schreiben! „Verleumdet“ ist ein spannendes Buch und der Autor versteht es wie ein Künstler verschiedene Handlungsstränge aufzubauen und am Ende doch irgendwie wieder zusammenzuführen. Diese Handlungsstränge könnten aber kaum unterschiedlicher sein. In einem Altersheim passiert ein schrecklicher Mord. „Verleumdet“ ist der dritte Band der Henning-Juul-Reihe, die von Thomas Enger verfasst wurde. Mal wieder einer dieser Norweger…jaja…aber glaubt mir, irgendwie sind die Skandinavier echt gut im Krimi-Schreiben! „Verleumdet“ ist ein spannendes Buch und der Autor versteht es wie ein Künstler verschiedene Handlungsstränge aufzubauen und am Ende doch irgendwie wieder zusammenzuführen. Diese Handlungsstränge könnten aber kaum unterschiedlicher sein. In einem Altersheim passiert ein schrecklicher Mord. Der Journalist Henning Juul befasst sich mit dieser merkwürdigen Angelegenheit. Denn wer tötet eine Frau, die sowieso schon auf der Schwelle des Todes steht? Die Justizministerin des Landes wird in eine schreckliche Medienschlacht gezerrt – die reinste Verleumdungsaktion (Achtung, Wortspiel ;) ). Ihr wird sexuelle Nötigung vorgeworfen. Trine Juul, die Justizministerin, ist Hennings Schwester. Aber die beiden haben seit Jahren keinen Kontakt mehr. Warum? Irgendwie möchte Henning trotzdem versuchen seiner Schwester zu helfen, als der nächste Mord geschieht. Und außerdem wäre da noch die Sache mit Hennings Privatleben. Denn vor ein paar Jahren verlor er bei einem Wohnungsbrand seinen Sohn. War das Zufall? Henning Juul begibt sich auf eine spannende Reise voller unbeantworteter Fragen.Mir hat dieser Roman wirklich gut gefallen! Am Anfang konnte ich kaum aufhören zu lesen und verschlang die Handlung geradezu. Die Kapitel sind immer aus der Sicht einer anderen Person verfasst, die in einer der verschiedenen Handlungsstrenge stecken. Es gibt viele Menschen, die im Roman eine Rolle spielen und manchmal ist es gar nicht so leicht, sich alle zu merken (vor allem diese ganzen norwegischen Namen…oh oh…). Durch diesen Stil lernt man die Figuren aber sehr gut kennen und begreift ihre Gedankengänge. Ab und zu ist die Handlung etwas sprunghaft, aber die Spannung wird doch konstant aufgebaut. Es geht nicht nur um einen banalen Mord (banal ist übrigens auch ein völlig falsches Wort – brutal würde es eher treffen), sondern um menschliche Verstrickungen. In diesem Roman ist für jeden etwas dabei. Teilweise gibt es auch Kapitel, die aus der Sicht des Mörders verfasst sind, dennoch erfährt man erst sehr spät, wer es eigentlich ist. Die Auflösung des Falles hätte etwas besser ausfallen können, aber das ist ein Randaspekt. Es ist sicher empfehlenswert die Vorgängerbände zu lesen (was ich nicht getan habe), denn vor allem was das Privatleben von Henning Juul betrifft, kommen doch einige Fragen auf und man kann ohne Vorwissen möglicherweise nicht folgen. Ein paar Fragen bleiben auch nach dem Lesen unbeantwortet. Eigentlich ganz schlau gemacht: die Folgebände sollen schließlich auch an den Mann gebracht werden. Thomas Enger schreibt wirklich gut und baut die Spannung fantastisch auf. Ein toller Krimi! 4 von 5 Sternen!
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Ich habe bisher noch kein Buch von Thomas Enger gelesen und muss sagen, dass mich sein Schreibstil begeistert. Bodenständig und sachlich beschreibt er alle noch so brenzligen Situationen, ohne das es für mich als Leserin „ungemütlich“ wurde. Leider habe ich die ersten beiden Henning-Juul-Romane nicht gelesen, weswegen mir so manche Info fehlte. Allerdings hat der Autor das Buch so geschrieben, dass die fehlenden Informationen nicht weiter im Vordergrund standen.Sehr gut fand ich auch die Stateme Ich habe bisher noch kein Buch von Thomas Enger gelesen und muss sagen, dass mich sein Schreibstil begeistert. Bodenständig und sachlich beschreibt er alle noch so brenzligen Situationen, ohne das es für mich als Leserin „ungemütlich“ wurde. Leider habe ich die ersten beiden Henning-Juul-Romane nicht gelesen, weswegen mir so manche Info fehlte. Allerdings hat der Autor das Buch so geschrieben, dass die fehlenden Informationen nicht weiter im Vordergrund standen.Sehr gut fand ich auch die Statements die der Autor im Laufe zu Themen wie „Versorgung der Pflegebedürftigen“ oder „Hetzjagd auf Personen im öffentlichen Dienst“. Diese wurden klar betont und teils ein wenig überspitzt dargestellt, was aber in Ordnung war um den Standpunkt klar darzustellen.Leider fand ich den Wechsel der Perspektiven ca. bis zur Mitte des Buchs sehr verwirrend. Eigentlich wollte ich mich erst mal in die Geschichte reinfinden, wurde jedoch sogleich mit 3 bzw. 4 verschiedenen Sichtweisen konfrontiert. Auch das Augenmerk auf zwei Hauptstories parallel fand ich ein wenig zu viel. Mir fiel es zwischendurch sehr schwer weiterzulesen, weil ich erst wieder ein paar Kapitel zurückgegangen bin um mich auf den letzten Stand zu bringen.Das Buch war für mich anfangs ziemlich zäh, jedoch flogen mir die Seiten nach einem guten Drittel nur so davon. Den LeserInnen, die einen guten Krimi lesen möchten, kann ich das Buch empfehlen, aber vorher sollte man die ersten beiden Bände „Sterblich“ und „Vergiftet“ lesen.Copyright © 2013 by Rebecca H.
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  • Shanna
    January 1, 1970
    Scarred Thank you Netgalley for giving this book in exchange for an honest review. High-paced, while thought provoking murder mystery/thriller! I really enjoyed how this book was written, there are two seemingly (at least for the first quarter) unconnected worlds, and seem to collide at just the right moment. I think that Henning made a fantastic lead, because he is so lost in his personal life, that his murder actually helps him, it allows him to focus his energies on something else, on a kille Scarred Thank you Netgalley for giving this book in exchange for an honest review. High-paced, while thought provoking murder mystery/thriller! I really enjoyed how this book was written, there are two seemingly (at least for the first quarter) unconnected worlds, and seem to collide at just the right moment. I think that Henning made a fantastic lead, because he is so lost in his personal life, that his murder actually helps him, it allows him to focus his energies on something else, on a killer who murdered an elderly woman in the most gruesome way. There is Hennings' sister Trine who is the Justice Secretary who finds herself involved in very scandalous situation as well, one that later will collide with her brother's case. Then there is the story of the investigator of the murders who has his own story line which wasn't as good as the aforementioned, but still kept the story moving at a great pace. I love the way in which Enger weaves his worlds, they are so intricate but every detail has a place, it has a story, it has somewhere to be, and something that it means. Really, really enjoyed this story.
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  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    I received Scarred from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the third novel in the Henning Juul series. Investigative reporter Henning Juul returned to work after the death of his son in a fire. He is a lonely, keeps to himself type of person. He is investigating the murder of a woman that was already near death and in a nursing home. Also, Trine, the Secretary of State in Norway and his sister, is accused of sexually harassing a young politician. She receives a threat and is told I received Scarred from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the third novel in the Henning Juul series. Investigative reporter Henning Juul returned to work after the death of his son in a fire. He is a lonely, keeps to himself type of person. He is investigating the murder of a woman that was already near death and in a nursing home. Also, Trine, the Secretary of State in Norway and his sister, is accused of sexually harassing a young politician. She receives a threat and is told to resign. Henning wants to help her and begins dredging up the past. This Scandinavian crime novel is a very well written web of intrigue. The characters have problems of their own and deal with them, both past and present, as best they can. The link in crimes is interesting and unexpected.
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  • Ella-Maluca Floyd
    January 1, 1970
    Jeg vil starte med at sige, at jeg ikke har læst de første 2 bind i serien om Henning Juul, og det tydeligt påvirker min bedømmelse af bogen.Der er rigtig mange huller, som jeg ikke kan udfylde og cirka 1/3 af bogen omhendler hændelser fra de tidligere bøger. Samtidig mangler jeg hele aspektet i persongalleriet, så det er svært at hitte rede i de mange forskellige personer.Plottet er tyndt og det må derfor være de foregående bøger, som bærer denne 3. bog. Jeg syntes, at forbryderens motiv er ska Jeg vil starte med at sige, at jeg ikke har læst de første 2 bind i serien om Henning Juul, og det tydeligt påvirker min bedømmelse af bogen.Der er rigtig mange huller, som jeg ikke kan udfylde og cirka 1/3 af bogen omhendler hændelser fra de tidligere bøger. Samtidig mangler jeg hele aspektet i persongalleriet, så det er svært at hitte rede i de mange forskellige personer.Plottet er tyndt og det må derfor være de foregående bøger, som bærer denne 3. bog. Jeg syntes, at forbryderens motiv er skabt på et svagt grundlag og skuffede mig rigtig meget.Jeg var ikke synderligt imponeret, men jeg indrømmer gerne, at min mening muligvis ville ændre sig, hvis jeg læste de foregåender bøger.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Wederom een heel goed boek van deze auteur. Terwijl ik bij het eerste boek in deze serie enorm moest wennen aan alle namen/personages viel dat bij dit 3e boek enorm mee. Zou ik er aan gewend zijn of ben ik nu beter in staat om de hoofdpersonages te scheiden van de randfiguren? De achtergrond van de dood van Hennings zoon Jonas is nog immer niet opgelost, maar dat staat minder op de voorgrond dan in zijn vorige 2 boeken. Steeds meer krijgen wij te weten over de jeugd van Henning. Wat is er toch g Wederom een heel goed boek van deze auteur. Terwijl ik bij het eerste boek in deze serie enorm moest wennen aan alle namen/personages viel dat bij dit 3e boek enorm mee. Zou ik er aan gewend zijn of ben ik nu beter in staat om de hoofdpersonages te scheiden van de randfiguren? De achtergrond van de dood van Hennings zoon Jonas is nog immer niet opgelost, maar dat staat minder op de voorgrond dan in zijn vorige 2 boeken. Steeds meer krijgen wij te weten over de jeugd van Henning. Wat is er toch gebeurd in het verleden en m.n. de onderlinge verhouding tussen Trine en Henning?? Ik ben heel benieuwd naar het vervolg.
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