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Cursed
Cursed

Cursed

By Thomas Enger, Translated by Kari Dickson

Henning Juul

FICTION

280 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781910633649

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (May 2017)

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Overview

Taut, chilling and unputdownable, Cursed is the fourth in the internationally renowned series featuring conflicted, disillusioned but always dogged crime reporter Henning Juul, and marks the return of one of Norway's finest crime writers

What secret would you kill to protect? When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy, her husband discovers that his wife's life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what's more, she appears to be connected to the death of an old man, gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests. Henning Juul becomes involved in the case when his ex-wife joins in the search for the missing woman, and the estranged pair find themselves enmeshed both in the murky secrets of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, and in the painful truths surrounding the death of their own son. When their lives are threatened, Juul is prepared to risk everything to uncover a sinister maze of secrets that ultimately leads to the dark heart of European history. Chilling, gritty and unputdownable, Cursed marks the return of one of Norway's finest crime writers. 'One of the most unusual and intense talents in the field' Barry Forshaw, Independent 'A sophisticated and suspenseful tale' Jessica Mann, Literary Review 'Suspenseful, dark and gritty … this is a must-read' Booklist 'A crime series worth watching' Library Journal 'Superbly compelling … the characters leap right off the page, and the relationship between them is as twisted and complex as the story itself' Shotsmag 'Outstanding' Ragnar Jónasson 'A masterpiece of intrigue, fast-paced action and suspense that is destined to become a Nordic Noir classic' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 'An intriguing new voice in crime' NJ Cooper

Reviews

"Suspenseful, dark, and gritty, this is a must-read." —Booklist

"A gripping narrative that begs comparison to Stieg Larsson." —Bookpage

"[A]n enjoyable thriller filled with suspense and surprises that will leave readers eager to read the fifth and final book in the series." —Norwegian American

Author Biography

Thomas Enger is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned in 2010, which became an international sensation before publication, and marked the first in the bestselling Henning Juul series. Rights to the series have been sold to 28 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). Killer Instinct, upon which Inborn is based, and another Young Adult suspense novel, was published in Norway in 2017 and won the same prestigious prize. Most recently, Thomas has co-written a thriller with Jørn Lier Horst. Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.