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The Tenant
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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CaitlinR
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Mehso-so

Debut mystery/thriller, first in a series. Publisher superlatives aside, this was a pretty predictable whodunnit. Set in Copenhagen and featuring police detectives Jeppe Koner and Annette Werner who are rushing to solve a couple of grisly murders that appear to be.based on a draft manuscript. Good premise, but the perpetrator is revealed too early and the the remaining plot limps along to the end. I‘ll try her next in hopes for more complexity.

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kspenmoll
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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#MarvelousMarch #readathon
Busy work week as well as plumbing problems so laundromat visit, paper dishes- finely resolved after 5 days. Wading through the piles of dirty dishes & laundry…
Finally posting!
Finished 5 books, bailed on 1( Death with Dostoevsky), still reading 2, Dear Reader & The Tenant.

Ncostell Plumbing problems are the worst! Glad that you got it fixed! 3mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader I relate so much to your post... We had a couple of mishaps with our house. Our philosophy: one thing at a time, one day at a time, trying our best not to let stress get to us ;) Life happens, but I know that when things like that happen, it's really draining 3mo
kspenmoll @Ncostell Thanks! 3mo
kspenmoll @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Love your philosophy- I had a hard time not jumping to worse case scenario! 3mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader @kspenmoll I totally understand. But it's great that you were able to take some time to read ;) 3mo
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kspenmoll
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Look at all this #birthdaylove that came my way! I love it all, but the best are Diane‘s gorgeous handcrafted cards. Thank you for your generosity my friend- it was such fun to unpack!

Bookwormjillk Happy birthday 🎂 4mo
kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk Thanks! It was in late January😀 4mo
crazyspine Happy belated! 4mo
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LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Gissy Happy belated birthday! 🥳 🎂 🎉 4mo
Crazeedi You are so welcome, you are so special to me❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Crazeedi
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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The first in the Kørner and Werner series
Thank you Joey for the book!
An excellent first book. A woman is murdered in the apartment below Esther, and the crime scene is just like the murder mystery Esther is writing. Jeppe and Anette are unlikely partners trying to solve the case. I'll definitely be reading the next book
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
@DarkMina

TheSpineView Excellant! 5mo
DarkMina @Crazeedi You are welcome my friend. Glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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amywithbooks
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Book ✅️
Blanket ✅️
Beer ✅️

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Suelizbeth
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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The author has a third book coming out, and it sounds intriguing, so I wanted to read the first and second books in the series. This wasn‘t what I was expecting. It is a good mystery, extremely dark, but the book is overall so depressing, that I almost didn't finish it. I can't say that I really like the detectives, nor do they like each other, but there were, surprisingly, some really good laughs. I‘ll continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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bthegood
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Excellent murder mystery- great cast of characters - this is not a thriller - reads like a crime drama - follow police as they investigate the crime, the characters and plot are well written so it held my interest the entire time - no parts were boring or uninteresting to me. Highly recommend if you enjoy murder mystery (not a cozy or thriller) -
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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bthegood
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Quickly did first game to get some extra points for #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick and added #Wickedathon readathon hosted by @StayCurious

Make a great day everyone - 😊

bthegood My answers are next (with spoiler alert) 9mo
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Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
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bthegood
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Ready for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick and readathons #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft and #SpookOWeen @TheSpineView

Tagged is my audiobook, and pictured are the books I have on hand to start with - more on my list if I get through these -

Make a great day everyone - 😊

4thhouseontheleft 👻🙌🏽 9mo
TheSpineView Good luck! 👍📖📚 9mo
Clwojick Great list! 9mo
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bthegood
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1. green (but love purples, reds, oranges - all of them!)
2. No - the cover of a book (while nice to look at, and some are nicer than others) has no impact on reading a book.

#Two4Tuesday thx for the tags @Enchanted_Bibliophile @TheSpineView

(day late - I tag anyone who wants to play 😊)

TheSpineView Late is OK. Thanks for playing! 💙💚🧡💛 9mo
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Traci1
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was a really good and gritty Scandinavian noir. Really looking forward to more in the series. The audio narration was fantastic as well.

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Melli
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Well what can I said it was a crazy thrilling ride. I quite enjoyed it,

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Melli
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg

Taking. Break from my Victorian cozy mysteries on page 62 and so far it‘s ok..

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eanderson
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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This is between a so-so and a pick for me. I felt like there was crucial information that the investigators just never followed up on and made some poor decisions. I liked the first half or so of the book and ended up skimming the last bit. Not bad but not the greatest I‘ve read. 🌟🌟🌟

SilversReviews This was a bit bloody. 1y
eanderson @SilversReviews it was but definitely not the worst that I‘ve read... Birdman by Mo Hayder still haunts my dreams. 🤢 1y
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MrT
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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2021 Reads continued....

I usually don't get on very well with translated novels. Tend to find the rhyme of the writing gets lost in the translation, however really enjoyed this new Danish crime novel.

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eanderson
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My Sunday ritual... trying to keep focused on this book so I can finish it soon! 😀

Crazeedi I'm trying to finish a book today too! 1y
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Kaarin
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I wavered on how to rate this one! Some of the characters at times make non-logical decisions which can be confounding. But, I always looked forward to reading it and was curious as to how it would all fall together.

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eanderson
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😍

maich ❤❤❤ 1y
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Mitch
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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DGRachel Oooh, I will have to check that out! Thank you!! 2y
vivastory Love Crime Reads end of the year lists! 2y
Mitch @vivastory I‘m a sucker for a list! Any list! 2y
Mitch @DGRachel the article had your name written all over it 😘 2y
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amyrohn
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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I thought this Nordic noir mystery was fantastic! The characters, the plot, and the twists were all engaging. Looking forward to book 2! https://amysbookreviews.com/2020/11/30/the-tenant-by-katrine-engberg-review/

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MelKelsey
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Book 136

I listened to this available audibook that I'd recently seen on social media. The killer copies a murder from an unpublished manual by carving the face of the victim before death. All elements are there but not remarkable.

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swishandflick
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Mehso-so

To be fair, this book coincided with a horrible reading slump so I've chipped away at it for weeks and that likely made the reveal less satisfying than it normally might have been. There were some intriguing plot points, but the author had to go out of her way to retroactively make the pieces fit rather than having an organic "aha!" moment. I also wish I'd listened on audio bc I just know I butchered the pronunciation of names and places ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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charl08
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg

Children who grow up in orphanages and institutions sometimes refer to those homes as a nightmare factory.”
“A killer who‘s grown up in an orphanage?” Anette couldn‘t help curling her lip at the word.
“Maybe.”
“An orphan, who grows up to become a knife murderer? Tell me, are we in the middle of some fucking crime novel, or what?”
“I don‘t know, Werner. Is that what we are?”

It's all gone a bit meta.

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charl08
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Jeppe glanced down at the fallen flower petals and pigeon droppings in the gravel. At the moment, the combination seemed like a fitting image of Copenhagen: a mosaic of flowers and shit.

No one is going to hire Engberg to advertise Copenhagen as a tourist destination based on this! (Although thinking about it, Rebus worked for Edinburgh...)

TrishB I loved Copenhagen ❤️ 2y
charl08 @TrishB it's on my wishlist! 2y
TrishB I think I have a photo nearly exactly the same as this! 2y
Freespirit Copenhagen is a magic city..❤️ 2y
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PNWBookseller85
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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This was so much better than I expected it would be! It‘s a detective story set in Copenhagen. Edge of your seat good. The audio is fantastic! Also, if you use Audible, consider switching to Libro.fm. They partner with local bookstores. Amazon doesn‘t need your money, but these small businesses do! Especially now.

Hooked_on_books Libro.fm! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
Sparklemn Added to my TBR list. Also a huge fan of Libro.fm. 😊 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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A young woman is killed in her Copenhagen apartment and an unusual connection to her death is discovered. There are some good twists in here and some satisfying complexity, but it‘s too slow to get started and there is an anti-feminist tone in places that I didn‘t like. Between pick and so-so for me.

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IMASLOWREADER
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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my way of social distancing during this covid19 pandemic and my first time joining the #24in48 readathon #stayhome24in48 #readingoal #readinglife #audiophile

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Brunettebooklover
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Starting this next!

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Slajaunie
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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The Tenant by Katrine Engberg. Just finished this and it was a good mystery but not much of a thriller for me. A young woman is murdered in a building with only four tenants. There is a unique mark carved into her face. Who is responsible? What does the carving mean?

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Slajaunie
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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My reading companions for the day. 💙🐾❤️🐾📖

Melismatic Omg so cute!!! 2y
NeedsMoreBooks 😻😻😻😻 2y
BiblioLitten So fuzzy and cosy!! 2y
Catsandbooks So purrfect! 😍 2y
Slajaunie We are cozy and cute for sure! Baby Tiger will lay here all day with me. Linus hangs out but scares easily. Love my boys! 🐾💙 @Melismatic @NeedsMoreBooks @BiblioLitten @Catsandbooks 2y
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Slajaunie
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Up next! Have you read it? What did you think of it?

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MikAshby
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Wandering around Logan looking for the perfect addition to this 4hr flight. This little number caught my eye 🤓 let‘s hope it‘s as good as it sounds 📚

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guinsgirlreads
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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A murder that is stolen straight from an authors unpublished manuscript! Super cool premise on this one! At times, I could have skimmed, but otherwise a cool read!

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guinsgirlreads
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Spending some time with this egalley this morning ☕️. Finally hit the halfway mark 😝!

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coffees
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Mehso-so

Finished! TBH, I have mixed feelings about this one. Once more we have a murdered girl, found by an old man on his way to throw out his garbage. There are so many little nuances that I ended up missing (as the reveal at the end made me realize), which I feel is a good thing but the main cop guy was *so annoying*, it's hard to really recommend this with a thumbs up 🤔🤔

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KimmyM
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Mehso-so

3/5 ⭐ I think I went into this with really high expectations, so this was just an okay read for me. Perhaps if I hadn't been lured in by the buzz and discovered it on my own I would have enjoyed it more. This was entertaining and I read it quickly, but it didn't wow me.

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coffees
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Oh boy, not keeping to my tbr 😆😆 but as long as I get 5 books in, I'll consider it a win. This is another book we just got at work a few days ago so I figured I'd read it. The cover looked cool, that green really says spooky, and it's my off day so maybe I'll finish it 🤓

http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm135487

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Airykah13
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This one started out slow but I'm glad I stuck with it. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, there was another twist in the story. I enjoyed the side story of Detective Korner and look forward to seeing what happens to him as the series continues. The only negative thing I'd have to say is the amount of exclamations during normal conversations. I don't know if it was because it was translated but it was a little annoying.

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guinsgirlreads
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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My next #netgalley read comes out tomorrow! 😚

LauraJ Looking forward to this one! 2y
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SilversReviews
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THE TENANT is a book for those who enjoy being kept on the edge-of-your seat.

Are you a good enough detective to solve this crime? 5/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/uk9d94p

@katrineengberg
@simonandschuster
@galleryscout

Bklover Sounds good! 2y
MissAimz_55 Sounds right up my alley!! 2y
SilversReviews @Bklover ENJOY...there are some disturbing scenes, but overall good. 2y
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EadieB
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Nordic mystery Denmark. Katrine Engberg's debut introduces us to Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner, 2 police detectives from Copenhagen. woman is brutally murdered. Korner & Werner discover link to Julie‘s murder which is Esther, her landlord, who describes murder in her novel.
Engberg's writing is good. character of Jeppe Korner very interesting but flawed. plenty of twists. ending was surprising. recommend thanks Gallery Scott Press/NetGalley

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Cathyloves2read
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I was lucky enough to win this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. It‘s an advance copy that won‘t hit the shelves until 1/14/20.

What a good read! I had a hard time putting it down! It‘s very suspenseful, and keeps you guessing until the end. This book contains stories within stories.

English isn‘t the authors first language, so the book was translated. That often comes with challenges, which is why I rated this book with a 4 instead of a 5.

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nelehelen
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3.5/5
I haven‘t read much Nordic noir, so I don‘t have much to compare this to, but I did enjoy this. Some parts were predictable but there were definitely still some twists and turns. The ending was a bit long-winded for me and the detectives weren‘t my favorite — broken but still seemed shallow. However, it was still entertaining and will keep an eye out more from this author.

#netgalley #arc

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Emu
Krokodillevogteren | Katrine Engberg
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