Author(s): Samuel Bjork
When the body of a young girl is found hanging from a tree, the only clue the police have is an airline tag around her neck. It reads 'I'm travelling alone'. In response, police investigator Holger Munch is immediately charged with assembling a special homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must track down his former partner, Mia Kruger - a brilliant but troubled detective - who has retreated to a solitary island with plans to kill herself. Reviewing the file, Mia finds something new - a thin line carved into the dead girl's fingernail: the number 1. 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 stop this murderer from becoming a serial killer.
A complex and sophisticated Norwegian crime thriller - already a bestseller in Scandinavia
"If this is a debut novel, then it is something of a literary sensation" Bergens Tidende (Norway) "One is tempted to call it a textbook on the modern crime novel. This is how it should be done" Folkebladet (Denmark) "An absolutely brilliant Norwegian crime novel that has everything you want in a good story. Believable and interesting characters. A truly thrilling mystery and plot" Aftonbladet (Sweden) "Nailbiting suspense ... This is both a crime novel and a thriller that begins calmly and ends with an explosive denouement" Dast (Sweden)
Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Oien.