I’m Travelling Alone

Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien. Øien wrote his first stageplay at the age of twenty-one and has since then written two well received novels, Pepsi Love (2001) and Speed for Breakfast (2009).

I’m Travelling Alone is Øien’s first crime thriller.It made #1 on German newspaper Der Spiegel‘s bestseller list. Give this a try and see if Stieg Larsson or Jo Nesbø have any competition to face. The summary is as follows. 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.

Enquire at your local library or consult  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Travelling-Alone-Holger-Munch-Kruger/dp/0857522507/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455966477&sr=8-1&keywords=I%27m+travelling+alone  for full bibliographic detail.


480 pages in Doubleday

First published 31 December 2015

ISBN  978-0857522504


Photo by Harald Øren

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