Smoke Screen by Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst/ Blog Tour/ Scandi Noir/ Book Two Blix Series RandomThingsTours@Anne Cater

Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the
scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy
harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia
Semplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten
ten years earlier … and never found.
Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case,
as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it
becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it
seems…
The second in the hard-boiled and furiously compelling Blix &
Ramm series, created by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst, two of
the biggest names in Nordic Noir.

MY THOUGHTS:

This is part two in the excellent series staring police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm. This book starts at a New Year Party; and what a party is is. An explosive one as a bomb goes off on the stroke of twelve and the devastation is fatal. Blix and Ramm are on the scene and Blix pulls a survivor from the waters of the harbour. Blix instantly recognises her as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Semplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found.

Blix and Ramm begin their investigations into who the bomber could be. And when another bomb goes off and the terrorist threat is increased. But when the survivor dies and is later found not to be who she has been identified as Blix suspects something more than terrorism is afoot.

The story is a slow burn of a read after the initial explosion and is a mixture of office politics, and though they are both after the same ends there seems to be friction between Blix and Ramm. But they are a great duo and are both tenacious though they both rub each other the wrong way.

The authors though a duo are writing as one and who wrote what is seamless and the writing is excellent and of a quality that draws the reader through the pages wondering what is next.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The second nerve-shredding thriller in the international bestselling, award-winning
Blix & Ramm series which has sold over a million copies worldwide
Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively.
Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian
police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense.
Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series.
Enger ’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and
tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.

Death Deserved was Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger ’s first co-written thriller. They are currently working on the third book in the Blix & Ramm series.

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