April 14, 2020

The Tenant Review

Title: The Tenant
Author: Katrine Engberg
Type: Mystery, Thriller 
Publisher: Galley/Scout Press
Published: 2020
Pages: 368
Rating: 3/5

What is this book about?
A young woman named Julie, was discovered and she was gruesomely murdered in her own apartment. Creative lines were carved into her face and she was slaughtered. Jeppe and Anette are police detectives that are in charge of finding the killer. They quickly find a link between the victim and her landlady. In addition to being a landlady, Esther is a writer and her unfinished story resembles Julie’s murder. Is she the murderer or another victim? Will Jeppe and Anette find the killer before he/she kills again?

What did I think?
This is a typical whodunit story. If you are into stories with detectives solving crimes, this story is for you. A girl is murdered, and the detectives have to try and figure out who did it. The storyline is pretty good and found the plot clever. My only complaint with the storyline is there were pieces in the story that weren’t really needed. The main detective has an affair with an married woman after getting divorced and that same main character is also addicted to pain killers. Neither of these things were needed to advance the story and I found those sections kind of boring. The character development was just okay for me. Overall, it was a decent story. It appears there are other books with these detectives but I do not believe I will continue reading it.