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When a murder takes place in a Norwegian village high school, a teenager finds himself subject to trial by social media … and in the dock. Bestselling, award-winning Nordic Noir…
‘One of the finest writers of the Nordic Noir genre’ Ragnar Jónasson
‘A tightly plotted mix of thrillers and courtroom drama … compelling, twisty and full of emotion’ Off-the-Shelf Books
What turns a boy into a killer?
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 a 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?
‘Enger infuses each story with humanity, delivering characters the reader will root for and cry over – sometimes quite literally’ Crime by the Book
‘A pithy, twisty, challenging tale with a cracking concept … The ending caught in my throat, piercing, then shattering my crime-sleuthing thoughts. Inborn is so very readable, it also provoked and sliced at my feelings, made me stop, made me think, it really is very clever indeed’ LoveReading
‘Thomas Enger’s novels are intelligent and emotionally aware and Inborn is no exception … an exciting and thought-provoking novel’ New Books Magazine
‘Spine-chilling and utterly unputdownable’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
‘One of the most unusual and intense talents in the field’ Barry Forshaw, Independent
‘Satisfyingly tense and dark’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘Sophisticated and suspenseful’ Literary Review
You loved Nineteen Minutes and We Need to Talk about Kevin, now read Inborn