The novel The Tenant by Katrine Engberg is a superlative literary mystery set in Denmark. It’s more on the dark side than I usually like to read, but the beautifully detailed wording of the first pages drew me in.
I continued to read through a scene that, though not overly gruesome, creeped me out a bit. The literary style of writing never let me down, however, as I read on.
An elderly gentleman literally stumbled upon his neighbor’s body and there began the mystery. A pair of Copenhagen police detectives are saddled with the task of unraveling the relationships between the disparate personalities who inhabit an apartment building and their landlady.
Truth and fiction are intertwined in this suspenseful, emotion stirring thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
We are lucky that Katrine Engberg left the performance entertainment world to captivate us with her word artistry.