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 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 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.
Bj rk (the pen name of Norwegian novelist Frode Sander ien) makes his U.S. debut with this brooding serial killer thriller. Oslo detectives Holger Munch, a math nerd who dotes on his six-year-old granddaughter, and Mia Kr ger, a brilliant profiler who has burned out on her disheartening job and is on the verge of self-destruction, are on the trail of a murderer, whose first victim, a six-year-old girl, was found hanging from a tree by a jump rope, perfectly bathed and groomed, dressed in doll clothing. Similar killings follow. Munch and Kr ger realize that they're dealing with a resourceful perpetrator who plans meticulously and seems always to be a step ahead of them. Kr ger eventually discovers that the killer may have a personal vendetta, and when Munch's granddaughter is threatened, she and Munch must gaze into their own pasts for crucial clues. Bj rk doles out characterization and exposition in multiparagraph lumps, but harrowing and enthralling action sequences more than compensate.
Very cool & creepy storytelling
Enjoyed the characters and the twists very much. I found this novel in an Air BnB in Bermuda and only made it halfway through before switching to a new house and had to leave the paperback behind. It was so good I had to finish it so I just bought it on iBooks lol