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I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork
  

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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Already a bestseller in over 30 countries, this stunning Norwegian debut finally appears in English. Such was its impact elsewhere that it will now be the subject of a forthcoming ITV series. When a young girl is found hanging from a tree with a note around her neck, evidence of a serial killer is, sadly, incontrovertible. Veteran investigator Holger Munch is determined to solve the case but cannot do so without the assistance of the brilliant Mia Kruger, his depressive ex-partner who is on her own countdown to suicide. The odd pair are memorable cops sometimes reminiscent of the duo in 'The Bridge' and their interactions and respective personalities are as gripping as the complex, splendidly engineered plot which will keep you up all night until its multiple strands are cleverly pulled together. Bleak and hypnotic, so much more than your average Scandi crime book. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

When a six year old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads 'I'm travelling alone'. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with re-assembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Kruger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life. Reviewing the evidence, Mia identifies something no one else has noticed - a thin line carved into the dead girl's fingernail: the number 1. Instinctively, she knows that this is only the beginning. To save other children from the same fate, she must find a way to cast aside her own demons and confront the most terrifying, cold-hearted serial killer of her career...


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'Samuel Bjork's formidable I'm Travelling Alone is despatched with real elan ... Mia's confrontation with both her own demons and a very human one is mesmerising fare' Independent

'Icy landscapes, mysterious clues, a messed up heroine ... Nordic noir at its delicious best' -- Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin

'If this is a debut novel, then it is something of a literary sensation' Bergens Tidende (Norway)

'One is tempted to call it a textbook on the modern crime novel. This is how it should be done' Folkebladet (Denmark)

'An absolutely brilliant Norwegian crime novel that has everything you want in a good story. Believable and interesting characters. A truly thrilling mystery and plot' Aftonbladet (Sweden)

About the Author

Samuel Bjork

Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Oien.

photo credit: Harald Oren

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Book Info

Publication date

31st December 2015

Author

Samuel Bjork

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780857522504

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