I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

The wonderful thing about a book club is that it encourages you to read titles that you would not usually select. #BookClub140 by Parker and Me has been a really great way for me discover new titles and feel part of a book club, even when I am struggling with time. This month’s book has been another great read.

I have not really embraced ‘Scandi Crime’ – I think it has just passed me by. However, this book had me hooked from the moment I read the first page. Short, sharp chapters are used to keep the pace of the story and have you constantly wanting to find out what happens next. It is a complex, clever story with many twists and turns, and you’re always guessing what will happen next.

The two lead characters, Holger Munch and Mia Kruger, are interesting people, and you very easily empathise with their situations. As with many great detective stories, they have their own demons and a complex relationship with each other, but you root for them throughout the novel, hoping that it is going to be a happy ending. (Although, you may occasionally question some of their very stubborn decisions…).

In this story, you are never really sure what is going to happen next and your imagination has you constantly trying to work out where the crossover in the stories may come. It is a tale that you really become invested in as you become suspicious of pretty much everyone, and Samuel Bjork uses minor characters with skill to really bring great depth to the plot.

I would really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-constructed crime thriller, and I am intrigued to see where the second encounter with Munch and Kruger will take us.

 

2 comments on “I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

  1. I’ve yet to finish the book club pick – hoping to have done so by the end of the month – but even so, I agree with a lot of what you’ve said here. Short + sharp chapters, complex and well constructed. I’m definitely intrigued by this author now. I hope you enjoy April’s pick just as much!

    1. Thanks for leaving a little comment. 🙂 I am so intrigued by the next title by Samuel Bjork. I also, can not wait, to see what the April title will be for BookClub140 (although I do have quite a ‘to be read’ pile to get through).

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