Jeg skal savne deg i morgen

Jeg skal savne deg i morgen I Will Miss You Tomorrow

The stormy season is fast approaching when former interrogation leader Thorkild Aske is released from prison. Having served a three-year sentence for manslaughter, Thorkild is a pariah among his colleagues: a cop gone bad, like the men and women he himself used to interrogate while still at the Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs. Wracked by guilt and relentless physical pain, Thorkild lets himself be persuaded to travel to a small town in the remote North in order to find a missing young man, Rasmus Moritzen. Supposedly gone missing while diving, Rasmus’ disappearance has been written off as a drowning accident by the local authorities. However the boy’s mother won’t rest till his body has been returned to her. And so it becomes Thorkild’s job to find the young man, and wrest him back from the sea. But the windswept island and abandoned lighthouse he finds himself searching are hiding more secrets than just the location of Rasmus’ remains. And as the winter storm whips the waves into a frenzy, the body that is washed ashore isn’t that of Rasmus, but a faceless young woman.

I Will Miss You Tomorrow is Heine Bakkeid’s first venture into crime fiction and the first book about former interrogation leader Thorkild Aske. Bakkeid’s ability to couple the visually powerful elements found in Northern Norway’s natural landscape with a driven and nuanced plot has resulted in a haunting debut work.

Reviews

  • “His coolheaded writing style, here producing a nail-bitingly thrilling present tense, along with his somber nature depictions, is pure art. /… / It’s the blend of classic crime plot, unexpected horror and wittily told scenes that makes the book extraordinary. Stephen King has got himself a Norwegian crime heir.”

    ★★★★★

    Ekstra Bladet, Denmark

  • “The remarkable atmosphere of potent loneliness stands out in Heine Bakkeid’s I Will Miss You Tomorrow, and adds something new and extremely readable to an otherwise familiar genre. /…/ A truly great crime novel that far exceeds expectations.”

    ★★★★★

    Femina, Denmark

  • “An extraordinary debut. ”

    ★★★★★

    Søndag, Denmark

  • “Whilst the novel flirts with gothic horror and supernatural elements, readers in search of a good and classically realistic crime story ought not be scared off by this, as it merely complements an accomplished and well-executed crime plotline. /…/ There is something rare and tender about the book. And I enjoyed my time spent in Thorild Aske’s company. /…/ I Will Miss You Tomorrow is filled with dry humor. /…/ It’s a book about loss, love, shame, guilt and greed. And it’s a great one.”

    Vildmedkrim, Denmark

  • “The novel is exciting and pleasantly paced. Bakkeid has been praised as the new Nesbø, and there is indeed something Harry Hole-esque about Thorkild. I will be looking forward to Bakkeid’s next book and read it with joy.”

    God-bog, Denmark

  • “A truly well-told story.”

    Krimisiden, Denmark

  • “A truly great crime novel with hair-raising horror elements. I was thoroughly entertained, and am looking forward to the next book in the series.”

    Bogrummet, Denmark

  • “This novel is a great success in my opinion, with a plot that is well written and meticulously thought through. /…/ Heine shines in this crime debut and I look forward to reading more from him in the future. ”

    Titeln, Denmark

  • “I would have difficulty choosing which genre in which to place this novel, since it breathes of classic detective stories, while the themes are much more noir, the plot resembles a thriller, and horror and the supernatural are also touched upon. A particularly unique book where one is always balancing between reality and illusion, between the real world and what the main character sees. /…/ A new genre in Nordic novels! A star has been born, I assure you! Congratulations to the publishing house Giunti that has acquired such a great talent in Italy!”

    Thriller Nord, Italy

  • “A thrilling story set in the harsh milieus of northern Norway.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “A near revitalization of the traditional psychological thriller, where sinister figures, paranoia, and terrifying events characterize the plot.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “A crime fiction debutant with a literary talent /.../ Bakkeid writes well and with nuance. /.../ Bakkeid knows his craft – he writes excellent dialogues and is already an expert when it comes to composing dark fictional universes filled with unsolved mysteries.”

    Bergens Tidende, Norway

  • “After 12 years’ work, Bakkeid has finally published his debut crime novel. The hope is that it will turn into an international adventure. Which wouldn’t surprise me. The potential is most definitely there. /.../ I Will Miss You Tomorrow grabs me right from the first line. Thanks to a terrific, varied and at times playful prose, I am page by page immersed and propelled through a crime novel that keeps the suspense high throughout all 351 pages.”

    ★★★★★

    Harstad Tidende, Norway

  • “Masterfully striking scenes /.../ The story takes off in joyfull action-packed abandon.”

    ★★★★★

    Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway

  • “Besides being riveting, the novel is also incredibly witty. /.../ The dialogue between Aske and his former boss in particular sparkles.”

    ★★★★★

    BOK, Norway

  • “Bakkeid’s strength lies in the depiction of stormy weather and the sea and waves. /.../ Here are colors and smells and sounds to make the hair of those of us still alive make literally stand on end.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • I Will Miss You Tomorrow is Heine Bakkeid’s first crime novel, and an extremely successful debut at that. /.../ Bakkeid’s language is excellent for depicting both the dangers lurking in the depths of the ocean as well as in those of the human mind.”

    Hamar Arbeiderblad, Norway

  • “A thriller talent /.../ [Heine Bakkeid] has a well-developed sense for the gothic and grotesque. /.../ Bakkeid’s tone is harsh yet tender, and he showcases an impressive knowledge of the human body’s workings.”

    Aftenposten, Norway

  • “Short chapters and an effective prose makes this a lucid read. ”

    Altaposten, Norway

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Author
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Published
2016
Genre
  • Mystery
Pages
352
Reading material

English translation

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Plus

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

Finland, Into Kustannus

France, Les Arènes

Germany, Rowohlt

Hungary, Scolar

Iceland, Ugla

Italy, Giunti

Norway, Aschehoug

Poland, Sonia Draga

Romania , Editura Art

Russia, AST

Slovakia, Premedia

Spain, RBA

Sweden, Massolit

Turkey, Beyaz Baykus

UK, Bloomsbury

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