I was browsing new book releases on Barnes and Noble when I saw the featured monthly mystery and thriller pick, The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg! This is a sequel to the bestselling novel The Tenant, where the duo of detectives race to solve a series of sordid murders linked to some of the most vulnerable patients in a Danish hospital. I was very intrigued when I read the description and there are quite a few stellar reviews! I definitely have to check out this novel.
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for The Butterfly House is:
"Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing. But in the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen’s leading medical centers, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient.
Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination—the draining of all the blood in her body.
Clearly, this is no ordinary murder. Copenhagen investigator Jeppe Kørner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the case. His partner, Anette Werner, now on maternity leave after an unexpected pregnancy, is restless at home with a demanding newborn and an equally demanding husband. While Jeppe pounds the streets looking for answers, Anette decides to do a little freelance sleuthing. But operating on her own exposes her to dangers she can’t even begin to fathom.
As the investigation ventures into dark corners, it uncovers the ambition and greed that festers beneath the surface of caregiving institutions—all the more shocking for their depravity—and what Jeppe and Anette discover will turn their blood as cold as ice..."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg, click the image up above! It is currently on sale for 18% off.
- On sale for 18% off
- The sequel to bestselling novel The Tenant
- Mystery and thriller novel
- Excellent reviews
- Featured as September's Banes and Noble mystery and thriller pick
I can't wait to dive into this novel. I hope it is every bit as great as the description and the reviews make it out to be. The fall season is approaching and I could definitely see myself bundled up with some tea and enjoying this thriller mystery novel.