Monday, March 20, 2017

I’m Traveling Alone {+ Giveaway}

I’m always intrigued by thrillers and author Samuel Bjork is making his American debut with a definite winner, I’M TRAVELING ALONE.

Thanks to the lovely Sara and the wonderful folks at Viking & Penguin Books, I have a copy of Samuel’s new book to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

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

This book (Penguin Books; $16; ISBN: 9780143108627; On-sale: March 14, 2017) is already a global success—a bestseller in 10 countries—with rights sold in 30 countries. This is the first in a fresh new crime fiction series from Penguin.

A six-year-old girl dressed in doll’s clothes is found lifeless in the countryside wearing an airline tag around her neck reading “I'm Traveling Alone.” This shocking murder prompts police investigator Holger Munch to assemble a special unit for the case, including his protégé, Mia Kruger.
Mia is in a self-imposed exile, haunted by memories, but upon viewing photographs of the girl she discovers the number 1 scratched into the girl’s nail. Instinctively feeling there will be more murders, she finds herself sucked back into the violent crimes unit. She soon finds a link between this case and the unsolved abduction of an infant girl six years prior, as well as a mysterious reclusive religious community residing in the woods.
Mia leads the team in tracking 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 explosiveand shockingconclusion.

Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Oien.

Oien wrote his first stage play at the age of twenty-one and has since written two highly acclaimed novels, released six albums, written five more plays, and translated Shakespeare, all in his native Norway.

Oien currently lives and works in Oslo. I’M TRAVELING ALONE is his American debut.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Viking & Penguin Books, I have one print copy of I’M TRAVELING ALONE by Samuel Bjork to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 28.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you know thrillers such as this? Do you enjoy reading books by foreign authors?


  1. I do enjoy thrillers, but child killers always bother me. Big time. Fiction or fact.

  2. Norwegian mystery writers love dark themes! Sounds like a dark, but riveting read.

  3. Norwegian metal bands like dark themes as well.
    That book is going to give some parents nightmares.

  4. I've heard some great things about this one, Mason. It certainly sounds compelling! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Spooky! That sounds like one of the true crime stories I listen to on podcasts. There are people just that evil out there, sadly.

  6. I read mysteries and some thrillers. This sounds lie a good one.

  7. This sounds like a creepy thriller.

  8. I read mysteries and thrillers within reason. They are intriguing and unique.

  9. Love the sound of this mystery-thriller. Thanks for posting about it today.

  10. This sounds like such a thrilling, and sad, story. I can't wait to read it.

  11. This looks like a good read. Rather dark and a little creepy.

  12. This sounds like an interesting thriller. And yes, I enjoy reading books by foreign authors. It's always nice to be able to travel through books!


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