Blog Tour – August 2022 – The Girl In The Photo – Heidi Amsinck

Denmark is a different setting for crimeworm, despite having read crime fiction based in all the other Scandinavian countries…

It is indeed, if my memory serves me correctly – although I have read a fair bit of crime fiction over the years, so apologies if I’m wrong! Anyway, this is a skilled and enjoyable diversion from Heidi Amsinck. It’s technically number two in the series, but don’t worry if you haven’t read book one, My Name Is Jensen, as I haven’t and I had no problem putting together the backstory.

So what is the story in this one…?

DI Henrik Jungersen’s latest case involves the deaths of three seemingly unconnected elderly women, but the clue that binds them is that a photo is left at the scene of each murder which appears to picture the same girl (hence the title.) And he also has to deal with the fact that one of the victims owned a very expensive diamond necklace…The family of this particular victim are unhappy with the progress Henrik is making, and go about hiring Jensen, a former investigative reporter, who takes on the case, along with her assistant, Gustav.

This makes things slightly awkward for Henrik, as he and Jensen had previously had an affair and he is now attempting to avoid her – something which will be difficult when they’re investigating the same case!

What did you most enjoy about this book?

The characters – particularly Jensen – are all interesting and well-developed, with reveals about their backgrounds ensuring they come across as well-rounded and believable. This isn’t a fast-paced, all-action book; more of a slow drip-drip of information, with a belter of a twist at the end. Henrik and Jensen make a great team, with an undeniable attraction between them, and ensure I will be looking out for book three, as well as catching up on the events in My Name Is Jensen by purchasing it as soon as possible.

A really promising new addition to the ScandiNoir stable – if that’s your thing (and it is certainly mine!), then this is definitely worth investing in.

Very highly recommended!

With thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to participate in this blog tour, and to Muswell Press for the ARC. This did not influence my opinion of the book and this is a fair review.

Author Heidi Amsinck

Check out all the fantastic bloggers who took part in the Blog Tour!

BLURB: When ninety-year-old Irene Valborg is found brutally murdered in an affluent suburb of Copenhagen, her diamond necklace missing, it looks like a burglary gone wrong. When two more victims are attacked, the police lament a rise in violence against the elderly, but who is the young girl in the photo found by DI Henrik Jungersen on the scenes of crime? Impatient to claim her inheritance, Irene’s daughter hires former Dagbladet reporter Jensen and her teenage apprentice Gustav to find the necklace. Henrik finds himself once more pitched in a quest for the truth against Jensen – the one woman in Copenhagen he is desperate to avoid.

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