I'm Traveling Alone (Hardcover)
"A welcome addition to the Scandinavian mystery genre, I’m Traveling Alone is by Samuel Bjork (pen name of Norwegian novelist/playwright/musician Frode Sander Oien). A tense thriller with remarkably real (and really flawed) characters, the story narrative is driven by events of the past. Main characters Holger Munch and Mia Kruger are at the center of the investigation and (try) not to let their personal issues get in the way. I’m hopeful that this is just the beginning of an amazing series featuring the Oslo homicide unit."--Reviewed by Jennifer— From Jennifer Recommends
International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast-paced thriller in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer--and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crime A six-year-old girl is found in the Norwegian countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll's clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says "I'm traveling alone." A special homicide unit in Oslo re-opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. Holger's first step is to persuade the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kruger, who has been living on an isolated island, overcome by memories of her past. When Mia views a photograph of the crime scene and spots the number "1" carved into the dead girl's fingernail, she knows this is only the beginning. Could this killer have something to do with a missing child, abducted six years ago and never found, or with the reclusive religious community hidden in the nearby woods? Mia returns to duty to track down a revenge-driven and ruthlessly intelligent killer. But when Munch's own six-year-old granddaughter goes missing, Mia realizes that the killer's sinister game is personal, and I'm Traveling Alone races to an explosive--and shocking--conclusion. From the eBook edition.
About the Author
Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Oien. Oien wrote his first stageplay at the age of twenty-one and has since written two highly acclaimed novels, released six albums, written five plays, and translated Shakespeare, all in his native Norway. Oien currently lives and works in Oslo. I'm Traveling Alone is his American debut.