Book review: I’m Travelling Alone

AS ANOTHER Nordic novel translated into English, this debut offering from Samuel Bjork has a lot to live up to. Inevitably it’s going to be compared to the likes of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson.

The novel is already a bestseller across Europe, and UK TV rights have been sold, so does it live up to the hype? The story centres around ex-detective Mia Kruger and veteran police investigator Holger Munch as they come together to solve one of the most terrifying cases of their careers.

A young child is found hanging from a tree, with an airline tag around her neck which reads ‘I’m travelling alone’.

She won’t be the only one... Whilst the story is well written, and the plot twists along nicely to keep the reader guessing, it is all rather formulaic with a couple of crime thriller cliches thrown in for good measure.

This doesn’t mean it’s a bad book, because it is very enjoyable and will keep the reader hooked to the very last page.

I’m Travelling Alone

Samuel Bjork

Doubleday, £12.99; ebook, £7.99


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