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Nachdem Journalist Henning Juul bei einem Wohnungsbrand seinen sechsjährigen Sohn verloren hat, kehrt er nach zwei Jahren Auszeit an seinen alten Arbeitsplatz zurück. Sein erster Auftrag führt ihn zum Mord an einer Studentin. Ihr Körper weist schreckliche Folterspuren auf. Polizeiermittler und Journalisten glauben an einen Ehrenmord. Doch Hennings Instinkt sagt etwas ander...more
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Nancy Oakes
A solid 3.5 of a series opener.

A new Nordic author has come my way -- Norwegian writer Thomas Enger, who also has a new series to watch out for. Even if I didn't know that there are already more in the works, the end of Burned literally paves the way for a sequel. Hopefully the new entries will be translated and made available to readers as soon as possible, because if this first foray is any indication, the series is going to be a good one.

A young woman is found half buried and stoned to death...more
Napokon sam i ja ulovila 5 minuta mog dragocjenog vremena i odlučila u miru Božjem pročitati "Opečenog".Da budem iskrena,nisam mnogo očekivala od spomenute knjige i relativno nepoznatog autora na našem području.Nakon Nesboa,Roslunda i Larsona i pomame ostalih skandinavaca mislila sam da ne moze biti bolje i da je još jedan meh krimić...Nemate pojma koliko mi je drago da sam bila u krivu.Nakon silnih ljubića koje krkam u zadnje vrijeme i inih "slam bam thank you ma'm" štiva ova mi je knjiga sjela...more
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
Tražite krimić idealan za ove dane? Evo jednoga!
Odmah po izlasku ovog romana Thomas Enger je prozvan novim Jo Nesbom. Takve natpise na knjigama viđamo često, a najčešća poveznica između autora je u najboljem slučaju porijeklo. Osuđujete li me zato jer sam bila skeptična prema ovom romanu? Tako je prošlo par mjeseci od izlaska knjige dok konačno nisam dobila preporuku prijatelja da ovo moram pročitati.

Na prvim stranicama knjige opisan je doista brutalan zločin – mlada žena kamenovana je do smrti....more
Gina Williams
I would actually score this a 3.5.

A woman, brutally murdered, becomes the first story covered by crime-reporter Henning Juul upon his return to 123news following a two year hiatus. What first appears as a possible honor killing involving the murdered woman's boyfriend Mahmoud Marhoni eventually becomes a much more bizarre tale of revenge.

Henning Juul is too complex of a character to discover in one book. Enger paints a brief picture of his protagonist throughout the story, yet there is another d...more
Henning Juul is a crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. He returns to work after a leave of absence due to a fire in his flat that killed his six-year-old son and left him scarred. It also ended his marriage.

Henning is in the image of financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist from Steig Larrson's The Millenium Series. Both men are quiet, determined and total professionals.

On his first day back,a young woman's body is found at a local park. She had marks from a stun gun, was buried up to her head, and ston...more
Enger carefully builds Henning Juul as the main character in this novel, revealing his background, history and behaviors one part at a time. These characteristics are cunningly woven into the story, making for a detective novel where tweaks and twists in the plot come unexpected and naturally at the same time. The plot has enough twists to keep the book interesting until the very last page, even when the culprit has been unveiled. No artificial moves or jumps in the plot, the story logic is corr...more
This book is the first in the Henning Juul series. The protagonist, Henning, is a journalist who has literally been burned. He and his son were in an apartment fire in which his son lost his life. Henning has now returned to work and is assigned to a story involving the brutal murder/”honor killing” of a young aspiring film maker. To throw salt on his wounds, he is partnered with his es-wife’s new boyfriend to work on the story.

Henning doesn’t buy the commonly accepted theory of the young Pakast...more
Wendy Hines
Henning Juul hasn't worked in two years. Recovering from traumatic burns on his face, the loss of his son from the fire and the imminent divorce from his wife Nora has left him empty. He finally returns to work at 123News, an internet newspaper. He's an investigative crime reporter and he's partnered up with Iver Gundersen, Nora's new boyfriend.

Their first crime to cover is a supposed honor killing. Found within a tent, a woman is found buried up to her neck, stoned to death. There are Taser mar...more
This was an excellent read. I read a lot of crime/mystery and I must admit that I am one of the few who did not get the Millennium trilogy. This to me exceeds "The Girl With" series, as the characters are real, the protagonist flawed yet endearing, the murder mystery itself has enough turns and twists to keep you guessing to the end. I am a former journalist, the Millennium trilogy to me very much was a view of what the author wished he had been as a journalist with little reality but more a dre...more
David Peters
Burned is a brand new (hopefully a future series) Nordic Noir book coming out of Norway. Our intrepid investigator is a reporter who is coming back from a devastating home fire that injured him and claimed the life of his son. While digging into the case it becomes clear the scars he bears are nothing to the scars that are hidden within his mind. The case itself is quite interesting as a Norwegian girl is found murdered in a horrific Sharia manner, buried to the chest and then stoned to death, a...more
Thomas Enger

This is the first of the Henning Juul series to be published in English by Atria Books. Even so, it feels a bit like there was a prequel to Burned, as references are made to other stories Juul has covered, and the terrible tragedy that befell him.

Henning Juul is a reporter for an online newspaper in Oslo, Norway. His most notable feature is the burn scars that cover his face and hands. At the beginning of Burned, he is returning to work for the first time in two years. Repeated...more
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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Two years after a fire took the life of his young son,Henning Juul is back on the job as an investigative journalist. To his chagrin,he’s thrust into the murder of a beautiful young college student. Immediately,her Muslin boyfriend is suspected and jailed,but Henning is not so sure of the young man’s guilt. Suspecting more may be in play,he begins questioning friends and fellow students of the victim,and soon discovers the...more
Für Henning Juul ist es ein wichtiger Schritt zurück ins Leben: Nach langer Pause kehrt der Journalist endlich wieder zurück an seinen Arbeitsplatz, die Redaktion der Onlinezeitung 123nyheter. Zwei Jahre zuvor wurde er bei einem Wohnungsbrand schwer verletzt und ist seitdem im Gesicht von Brandwunden gezeichnet. Viel schlimmer ist jedoch, dass sein kleiner Sohn damals in den Flammen ums Leben kam, was bei Henning ein schweres Trauma hervorgerufen hat. Auch seine Ehe ist aufgrund dieser Tragödie...more
Stephanie D.
As soon as I read the first unforgettable pages of Burned by Thomas Enger, I knew I was in great hands. The two chapters which open Burned masterfully set up the interlocking themes and moods of the rest of the novel. The dream-like quality of the first and very brief chapter, without any graphic images or any gore whatsoever, knocked me over with its tragic implications. If I had read anymore, I think I would have probably started sobbing. The second chapter is quite the opposite, harsh and jar...more
A Norwegian-set novel in which reporter Henning Juul gets involved in an unusual murder case, his first story after a long absence from work due to a devastating event in his private life.

I love this genre of novel and read lots of this type, both UK and non-UK-based. I thought that the idea of having a reporter as a protagonist made a refreshing change – although it has been done before, and better, most notably by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina. However I struggled with this book, which I f...more
Mandy Matz
Ich glaube, ich werde mit diesem Autor nicht warm.
Nach dem 2. Buch um Henning Juul habe ich nun also auch das 1. gelesen, und komme wieder zu dem gleichen Schluss: gute Geschichte, aber nicht gut erzählt.

Ein Mädchen wird tot aufgefunden, grausam ermordert, die erste Theorie, Ehrenmord, liegt nahe. Doch natürlich ist alles anders als gedacht und Juul, ein Journalist, der 2 Jahre nach einem Brand in seiner Wohnung und dem damit einhergehenden Tod seines kleinen Sohnes wieder beginnt zu arbeiten, l...more
Hana Howard
By Thomas Enger

Thomas Enger has developed a character in Henning Juul that is both endearing and frustrating to the reader. His quiet demeanor covers up a rebellious and tenacious nature.A gap in the solution of any problem brings out his determinism and professional standards. It also gets him into trouble with his boss, co-workers and those who want to hide what they have done.

In Burned, Henning is returning to his old job on 123news, an Internet only newspaper, after spending two years...more
In Burned by Thomas Enger, Henning Juul is a veteran investigative reporter, returning to work after a series of personal tragedies left him changed and fragile. An apartment fire killed his son, ended his marriage and left him physically disfigured. He is struggling to deal with his fears and a case of PTSD that has left him unable to work for more than two years. A lot has changed in the world of internet news, he feels shaky, his sources and contacts may have moved on, but he needs to prove h...more
Kitty Bullard
Book Title: "Burned"
Author: Thomas Enger
Published By: Atria Books
Age Recommended: 18 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: A mystery of horrific intensity, “Burned” grabs you from the first page and refuses to let go. When a young woman is found buried in the earth from her waist down and has been the victim of a ritualistic stoning, Henning Juul is called in to investigate. The plot continues to thicken as he uncovers what is suspected to be a religious act only to find out it goes...more
Dorthe Pedersen
To eller tre stjerner... bum-bum... men jeg fortsætter med at være lidt nærig med stjernerne :-) I dette tilfælde er det sådan set OK læsning, men det hele er på en eller anden måde for "konstrueret". Der er lagt op til endnu en Den Store Nordiske Krimiserie, og allerede dét er lettere irriterende. På den anden side fejler plottet ikke noget, og jeg kan godt lide det lidt poetiske sprog. Måske er der potentiale? På den allersidste side kommer der en vinkel på, som måske gør, at man er NØDT til a...more
Denis Vukosav
There is something in the Scandinavian climate that makes its residents to write such great mysteries. And although a real boom of Scandinavian crime novels happened, each of them in an original way weave a web of brutal crimes, complex characters and a whopping twists and turns.

Thomas Enger is a Norwegian author of crime novels that have been translated into more than 20 languages, and 'Burned' is the first novel in the series that introduces a reporter Henning Juul.

Henning Juul returned to jou...more
Deutsch Audiobuch--"Sterblich". Henning Juul, reporter, just returns to his newspaper after time off to heal from burns he received trying to rescue his son from his burning house. The first scoop is a murder investigation, in which a young girl is brutally stoned in a tent. He almost acts like a detective instead of a reporter in working to solve the case. It's a complicated plot.

Auf einem Hügel in Oslo wird in einem Zelt eine bizzare Szene vorgefunden. Eine junge Frau ist bis zum Hals in der...more
Diane S.
From the very beginning I related to and liked the main character Juul Henning, his back story was a horrible tragedy in his near past. He works for an investigative online newspaper, which was expremely interesting as well. The story line follows him around Norway and we learn of his personal life and that which haunts him. Well written, easy to follow as he investigates a crime to its conclusion among many twists and turns and incorrect assumptions.
Burned is a multi-faceted mystery, taking readers on an investigative journey that travels from college campuses to press conferences, coming into contact with shady businessmen, competitive young filmmakers, and some shadowy sources. As in real life, the answers aren’t simple—and the deeper you get into the mystery, the more complex it becomes.

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I read the English version, obviously. It contained many Norwegian names that made it hard for me to keep the straight at times. The use of many place names and streets in Oslo are meaningless to me and became a bit cumbersome. Skip the prologue, it almost turned me off of the book. The attraction of the male investigator to the female, and his internal dialogue about it, lent nothing to the storyline and was therefore annoying. I suppose a subplot, but didn't need it or was undeveloped. Like an...more
Kenneth Fredette
This was a great first novel. It kept you always thinking of all the possibilities. He had several red herrings in the story which made it interesting. I only wish I had started this book sooner. It was in my pile of books to read but never near the top. I'll read Thomas Enger right away next time I see him.
Ik heb dit boek mogen lezen voor de Crimezone buzzz club. Het debuut van Thomas Enger leest vlot weg, maar er had wel iets meer spanning in mogen zitten, dit komt pas vrij laat in het boek op gang. Maar het boek heeft wel een zekere aantrekkingskracht, zodat je door wilt lezen. Je voelt je verbonden met Henning Juul, een man met een verleden, 2 jaar geleden heeft hij zijn zoon verloren tijdens een brand in zijn woning en hierdoor is hij enige tijd uit de running geweest. Als hij weer aan het wer...more
Not quite as compelling a read as I had expected, but good.

I wish I had paid closer attention, as the author dropped all the breadcrumbs I needed to sort things myself. The ending is magnificent, less because of the mystery's revelation than because of the main character's next steps. The door is now open for another book; very smart author.

One of the most interesting aspects is watching the story unfold thru the eyes of an investigative journalist who does not have at his disposal all the techn...more
Soli Elmenshawy
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Seemed like Thomas took The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series formula and spit out a new book. Not BAD, but certainly not something I would suggest anyone read.
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Thomas Enger was born in Oslo in 1973, but grew up in Jessheim. He has an education in journalism, and has also studied sports and history. He worked at the Norwegian online newspaper Nettavisen for nine years.

He has composed music and written books since the age of 18. He is also working on a musical.

Enger's first book, Skinndød, was published in 2010. It is the first book in a series of at least...more
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