Book Review for I'M TRAVELING ALONE by Samuel Bjork

Penguin Books
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Suspenseful and addictive police procedural Nordic crime novel.

I'M TRAVELING ALONE is an edgy, suspenseful, and thrilling crime novel that shows what good noir can truly be. In all honesty, there isn't one aspect of this novel that I didn't love. While reading, I devoured the pages as if I were on the hunt for the killer myself.


With complex and deeply flawed characters, the author pulls the reader through their reactions to the crime as well as their interactions with each other. This dark and twisty story pulls together all the pieces of the mystery in a way that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Then once you are finished, you will be wanting more.

I cannot wait to dive into THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT which will be released on June 6th.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Plot Summary:

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.

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About the Author: Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien.

Bjørk’s first installment in the Mia and Munch Series, I’m Traveling Alone, is an international success story that has gained critical acclaim and captivated readers all over the world, including hitting #1 on German newspaper Der Spiegel‘s bestseller list.

Samuel Bjørk has been compared to the likes of both Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø, and has proved himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the crime genre.

Book Details:

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 014310862X
ISBN-13: 978-0143108627

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