"This translated crime novel set in Copenhagen is wonderfully descriptive with a detailed plot and two compelling main characters."
Intricately plotted and yet beautifully easy to read, this is a series you can really get your teeth into. A 15 year old missing boy is investigated by detectives Heppe Korner and Anette Werner, as they become more involved they realise that there is far more to uncover than they first suspected. The Harbour is book three in the translated Korner and Werner series, following the acclaimed The Tenant and The Butterfly House. I don’t often step into the middle of a series, but found the writing such that I was entirely comfortable doing so. I understand that not all of the novels have been translated into English, we are missing the second book Blood Moon, but as I say, I was able to step straight into The Harbour so don’t let this put you off. Katrine Engberg is a bestselling author in Denmark and I can see why. This is an incredibly atmospheric novel, Copenhagen comes to life, particularly the harbour area, I really felt the location. The translation by Tara Chace ensures you know that you are in another country, yet feel entirely at home. The two main characters make for an interesting combination and I want to now go back and read from the start to find out more of their backstory. Things move on quickly, with the layers building apace, and yet I didn’t feel rushed, I was able to take in the descriptions, get to know the characters, and really feel the plot develop. Absorbing and satisfying, The Harbour has been chosen as a Liz Pick of the Month.