Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The words pierced his heart


This story is a follow up to the gripping masterpiece, "Burned" which featured investigative crime reporter Henning Jull who is still dealing with the death of his son and his desire to find his son's killer.

In  modern day Norway, Jull gets a call from a man in jail. The caller, Tore Pulli, tells him that he (Pulli) was framed and if Henning can get him released from prison, he'll tell Jull what he knows about the fire that killed his son.

As we follow the story, a side story is of a TV cameraman being manipulated by someone. The man's girlfriend tells him that she was interviewed by someone (a supposed reporter) who asked, how far she would go to protect her family.

As Pulli is being interviewed by TV concerning his appeal, he dies but with his death Jull continues to search into the facts of his case and speculate about what Pulli may have known about the arson fire in Jull's apartment.

The intense story will have the reader postpone whatever they are doing as try to find how the story concludes. With this centering on an investigative reporter in Norway, I saw similarities to Steig Larsson's novels and the terrific suspense in them.

There is a cat and mouse chase and another death results but Jull keeps on, even though his life becomes at risk.

The characters were excellently drawn and very realistic and the plot was absorbing. The author has a knack for dialogue and the conclusion was excellent.

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Katy S said...

This looks interesting! I have been a follower for awhile (via email) and have rated your review "helpful" on Amazon. My edress is through gmail and is katy.sozaeva

Thanks for the giveaway and great reviews!

skkorman said...

Thanks for another great giveaway, Mike—Steps 2 & 3 are complete!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Kari Ploysa said... sorry for the double post. Ive never done this before. I said your review was helpful.

Kari Ploysa said...


Patricia said...

Hi, Mike! Nice to hear from you!
This book does sound like one for me,and I think it is about time for me to win!!
Steps 2 & 3 completed.
I definitely follow your blog.
My email:
madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca
Thank you, Mike.

catslady said...

Sounds like another good one - I commented and hit yes :)


Connie said...

Hi!I am a loyal follower and completed steps 1 and 2.:)

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have completed the steps and I would love to read this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I am a follower of your site.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Michael Draper said...

Congratulations to the winners:
Pat Madly

For Kari and Pat, please send me your complete mailing address within the next 24 hours.

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