Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
This week my book is one that I only got in the post just over one hour ago and started reading straight way. I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork was published in 2013 in Norway and will be published in the UK in December 2016 in paperback, for those that can't wait until then it is available in hardback or eBook formats now.
Walter Henriksen took a seat at the kitchen table and made a desperate attempt to force down a little of the breakfast his wife had prepared for him. Bacon and eggs. Herring, salami and freshly baked bread. A cup of tea brewed from herbs from their very own garden.
When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads 'I'm travelling alone'.
One divorced detective estranged from his only child. The other with no family to speak of, determined to take her own life. An unexpected pairing. A brilliant team.