The Tenant By Katrine Engberg
Book/Novel Author: Katrine Engberg
Book/Novel Title: The Tenant
**An electrifying work of literary suspense from international bestselling author Katrine Engberg, this stunning debut introduces two police detectives struggling to solve a shocking murder and stop a killer hell-bent on revenge.**
When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, whos a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelistand when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery shes writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous.
But Esthers role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culpritor just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two womens pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller.
Hailed as inconceivably thrilling ( *Fyens Stiftstidende* , Denmark), *The Tenant* is a work of stunning originality that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. **
“A stunning debut. Katrine Engbergs unforgettable characters and brilliant plot twists will captivate readers of suspense fiction.
(Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author )
What a fantastic debut! I love the characters, the sparkling prose, and the depiction of Copenhagen. Katrine Engberg is an absolute star! (Camilla Läckberg, #1 internationally bestselling author )
Engberg’s fast-paced narrative is bolstered by an interesting and quirky cast as well as an intriguing setting . . . a lot of fun. (Kirkus Reviews)
Everyone has secrets, and some secrets are lies. Engberg’s debut novel, a sleeper hit in her native Denmark, is sure to attract comparisons to other Scandinavian thrillers layered, character-driven suspense from authors including Erin Kelly and Ruth Ware may prove to be more apt read-alike suggestions. (Booklist)
“Fast-moving . . . Engbergs sparkling cast and palpable evocation of a society U.S. readers will find similar yet foreign keep the pages turning pleasurably. *”* (Publishers Weekly)
### About the Author
A former dancer and choreographer with a background in television and theater, Katrine Engberg has launched a groundbreaking career as a novelist with the publication of *The Tenant*. She is now one of the most widely read and beloved crime authors in Denmark. *The Tenant* is her debut novel and the start of a series hailed for its artful originality and beautiful prose.