#BlogTour | #IncidentReport | #BookReview | INBORN by Thomas Enger (January 23rd 2019, Orenda Books @orendabooks)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of INBORN, the latest novel by the awesome Thomas Enger.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Anne Cater, Orenda Books and of course the awesome Thomas Enger who gifted me an early copy of INBORN. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

When the high school in the small Norwegian village of Fredheim becomes a murder scene, the finger is soon pointed at seventeen-year-old Even. As the investigation closes in, social media is ablaze with accusations, rumours and even threats, and Even finds himself the subject of an online trial as well as being in the dock … for murder?

Even pores over his memories of the months leading up to the crime, and it becomes clear that more than one villager was acting suspiciously … and secrets are simmering beneath the calm surface of this close-knit community.

As events from the past play tag with the present, he’s forced to question everything he thought he knew. Was the death of his father in a car crash a decade earlier really accidental? Has his relationship stirred up something that someone is prepared to kill to protect? It seems that there may be no one that Even can trust.

But can we trust him?

A taut, moving and chilling thriller, Inborn examines the very nature of evil, and asks the questions: How well do we really know our families? How well do we know ourselves?

So, want to know what I thought?

Well…that was a pleasant surprise! After coming out of my Henning Juul book hangover, I was more than keen beans to read INBORN. I was ready to fully invest myself in Thomas’ writing and how he masters building a character base.

INBORN is a fast paced courtroom drama, with plenty of twists and turns throughout. Short, choppy chapters keep the pace of the book moving quickly. There’s no time to get bored in this story! The switch between ‘then’ and ‘now’ with each chapter threw me straight back into Even’s world as he pushes to learn the truth. Just as I thought smugly to myself ‘Oh – it’s them. It HAS to be.’ I am soon feeling a little silly. This is a book that keeps me on my toes throughout.

The story is written predominantly from Even’s perspective and his manner is very typical of a young person in today’s society. Ruled/governed by what is posted on social media, Even feels the full force of his peers suspicions. Before he even faces the courtroom, he is already fighting in his corner in the trial by social media – a trial led solely on speculation.

Given the location and the plot – I can see this easily being turned into an online series. One which I would happily sit and binge in an afternoon! There is enough with each character to have you wanting more and I finished this book very much with more questions than I had answers to.

This is a great book for younger readers who love their crime fiction, or for those looking for a book to get them started! I’ll certainly be recommending this book to my friends who have children! I cannot wait to read what’s next for Thomas!

About Thomas Enger;

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2009, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news.

Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.

You can buy INBORN from the following booksellers (but obvs you can get it at other awesome booksellers too!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF JESSIE JEFFERSON (Jessie Jefferson #1) by Paige Toon @PaigeToonAuthor (30th January 2014, Simon Schuster @simonschusterUK)

THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF JESSIE JEFFERSON (Jessie Jefferson #1) by Paige Toon
Published; January 30th 2014, Simon & Schuster UK

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Meet Jessie, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson, as featured in Johnny Be Good and Baby Be Mine…

My fifteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, and it’s inconceivable to think that any single day in my future will ever be as bad. My mum was killed in a freak accident on her way to pick up my cake. Even when there was still no sign of her after two hours later, and my friends started to arrive at our house, it never occurred to me that she wouldn’t be coming back.

That was six months ago. My mum died without telling me who my real dad was. And for a while I hated her for it. I thought she’s taken the secret of my father’s identity with her forever. But she didn’t. Holy hell, she didn’t.

Because three weeks ago I found out the truth. And I’m still reeling from the shock of it. My dad is none other than Johnny Jefferson, mega famous rock star and one-time serial womaniser. And now I’m on my way to LA to meet him and his family.

My tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger…

Paige Toon is always a favourite of mine but when an author steps away from their usual style and releases something else it always makes me a bit weary but I had absolutely no need to be.

I would recommend that you read the three books in the Johnny Jefferson series first as this contains Johnny & Meg and although you don’t need to know their story it will help to understand a bit better if you do.

THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE… is Paige’s first attempt at young adult and although you can tell it is aimed at younger readers it didn’t take any of the enjoyment out of it for me, in fact I enjoyed that it was so easy to read and it left me feeling really warm and cute inside.

Cute is a good way to describe this story. I loved being back with Johnny and Meg and seeing how happy they are and although Jessie is a shock they soon embrace her into their fold.

The story doesn’t end in a cliffhanger but there is definitely more to Jessie’s story and with two more installments already released we don’t have to wait to find out what else life has in store for Jessie.

A proper feel good heart warming story that leaves you feeling all fuzzy inside.

You can buy THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF JESSIE JEFFERSON (Jessie Jefferson #1) from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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Storm Born #1

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Synopsis

 Three sisters born of strife,
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Cast in a life full of pain.
Each alone can bring pain and sorrow,
Joined as one, will destroy tomorrow.


Skylar Fairweather always knew she was a witch, destined to be the next Regent of the Luminai Coven, but nobody ever asked her if she wanted it. Living in a world full of light, fighting the shadows, having knowledge that there really is more to life than the mundane, but never really knowing who to trust.

As things start going awry on her eighteenth birthday, Skylar is faced with an alternative and discovers she’s more than anyone ever told her.


When secrets are kept to keep you safe, and the truth could be the thing that destroys everything you thought you knew, what would you do when given the choice?

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FIRE BORN #2 – Releases July 2018

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