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The first book in the Thorkild Aske series
Published in Australia on the 7th January, 2020 by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing.
Australian RRP: $29.99
Genre: Nordic Noir Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Thriller Fiction.
Page Count: 404
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Sypnosis from Bloomsbury:
The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past
Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever.
Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.
Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?
I recieved a copy of I Will Miss You Tomorrow from Bloomsbury Publishing Australia in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.
This was quite unbelievable! Firstly, I can’t believe how many self-inflicted close calls Thorkild had! I mean, when we meet him he is essentially just coming back into regular society, having tried to take his own life in a prison shower!
Naturally, I felt for the guy – he had been so noted and respected in his career once upon a time, in the police force, until…well, truthfully I suppose it all unravelled for him when he met Frei, really.
It’s interesting, the fact that the book was told in various times, chapter-wise, led me to wonder what exactly happened with our main character and this Frei woman – although, I had prior deduced that Frei met a tragic fate, with the Sypnosis indicating that Thorkild had lost her and also that in the very first scene, it illustrates the scene where Thorkild indeed tries to take his own life, hoping to see Frei in one last vision.
Thorkild truthfully has been one of the most complex characters I’ve ever come across, I felt so sorry for him as I’ve mentioned but then there were times throughout where he just unleashed such a temper! I mean, he practically punches his Brother-in-law for hurting his Sister, but in my opinion, upon reflection of his own divorce he was completely indifferent. You could definitely say though, that Frei had consumed every once of him!
It is in a sense, because of his connection with Frei, that he lands himself having to investigate the disappearance of her young male cousin, who had gone diving and not been seen/heard from since. The anguish of the young gentleman’s parents were understandably heart wrenching, and despite his reluctance to jump back into the field, he knows he will do his best to find out what happens.
I’m quite happy to know that this book is the first in a series, truthfully there were so many times where I was thinking “he’s actually going to die – after everything, he’s gonna get what he wants”- and honestly, how he survived is honestly beyond me! Especially when the penultimate twist is revealed, things seemed so murky for Thorkild, it was so suspenseful!
The pacing of this book is constantly edge of your seat action, I’d never actually read a Nordic Thriller before, it was definitely very dark and gritty and one that will be sticking in my mind for time to come! I really found myself enjoying the intricacies of Thorkild’s life, from his personal tragedies and those horrible demons he was facing constantly, to his banter and sometimes bitter moments with his sister and former workmates, I honestly believe that people were wanting to help Thorkild, and seen as he did indeed defy death (it feels like he did, I still can’t believe how many wretched close calls he had!), so it’s definitely going to be interesting to see where Thorkild’s journey takes him next!
Thank you so much again Bloomsbury Publishing Australia for sending me a copy of this book to read and review, definitely recommending to all your lovers of Nordic Fiction or anyone who indeed loves a great Thriller!