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  • Location: "Fredheim", Norway



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2000s:A girl found murdered in a school, a boyfriend under suspicion. A town on edge.

  • ISBN: 978-1912374472
  • Genre: Thriller, Translated Fictioin, Young Adult

What you need to know before your trail

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.

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 ….  As events from the past play tag with the present, he’s forced to question everything he thought he knew.

It seems that there may be no one that Even can trust.

But can we trust him?

Travel Guide

Travel to the small Norwegian village of Fredheim

The village of Fredheim is fictional but that is not important in this story. The plot could happen anywhere as it’s the horror of a child potentially murdering another and then going on trial for that murder, is what matters here.

The novel is unique as it’s a mix of a YA and adult novel set in a courtroom. The trial is carried out in the present day as it’s heavily influenced and affected by social media.

Small village feeling, the sense that there is a wolf in their midst, a child against another one, the sense of helplessness is what makes up the landscape here.

Booktrailer Review


Enger is a master at what he does. This for me takes him up a notch on the author brilliance scale.

The setting here is fictional but all the more enticing because of it. It’s  a small Norwegian village filled with darkness and a whole bunch of secrets.

Read TheBookTrail’s full bookreview of Inborn by Thomas Enger

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Destination: Norway “Fredheim” Author/guide: Thomas Enger  Departure Time: 2000s

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