Jeg skal savne deg i morgen

Jeg skal savne deg i morgen I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Thorkild Aske #1

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

  • “The writer’s description of the icy land and ocean are vivid, reflecting Thorkild’s frozen heart. /.../ A splendid Nordic noir thriller that entertains to the last page.”

    ★★★★

    Sunday Times, UK

  • “It’s a real pleasure to be carried away by a novel that crackles with originality and clever plotting as this one does. /…/ I would happily recommend Bakkeid to dedicated fans of dark noirish crime fiction and, equally, to someone who wants to find out why Scandi-noir has such a big reputation. There’s an energy and inventiveness here that shows just how fresh, innovative and edgy the crime genre can be. All the more remarkable because this is a debut, I Will Miss You Tomorrow is accomplished and thoroughly gripping. /…/ Heine Bakkeid is a real find and this is a blistering start to a new series and I’m already looking forward to seeing more of Thorkild Aske. /…/Powerful and exhilarating.”

    NB Magazine, UK

  • “[A] wonderfully creepy story. /…/ This is a spectacular debut.”

    The Daily Mail, UK

  • “A gripping, atmospheric novel and a first outing for Aske. More are promised – I can't wait.”

    Saga Magazine, UK

  • “The Gothic elements in I Will Miss You Tomorrow are splendidly integrated into the crime plot, along with a strand of dark sardonic humour. It's a novel that is as much about loss and guilt as it is about the solving of a crime. At a stroke, Bakkeid has entered the upper echelons of Norwegian crime writing.”

    Barry Forshaw, Norwegian Arts, UK

  • “A chilling, atmospheric Nordic must-read. You know those books that come seemingly out of nowhere and knock you sideways with how very much you love them? That was Heine Bakkeid’s extraordinary crime fiction debut I Will Miss You Tomorrow for me. This Norwegian crime novel blends the atmosphere and grit of the Nordic Noir tradition with the spine-tingling chills found in the work of authors like Yrsa Sigurdardottir and C.J. Tudor. I Will Miss You Tomorrow is an outstanding crime novel about grief, loss, and the ghosts that haunt us. /…/ With immersive atmosphere and propulsive plotting, I Will Miss You Tomorrow wraps readers up in a chilling suspense novel worthy of every bit of praise it has earned. This promising series launch is a must-read for fans of melancholy, atmospheric Nordic suspense. /…/ It’s not every protagonist that I am desperate to revisit, but I am desperate to revisit Thorkild Aske. /.../ This is one of my new favorite books I have read so far this year, and I cannot wait to read the next installment in this series.”

    ★★★★★

    Crime by the Book, US

  • “Atmospheric and haunting. /…/ Heine Bakkeid has written a truly unique and atmospheric novel. /…/ [Y]ou won’t work your way through all the layers of this complex novel until Bakkeid wants you to. /…/ [A] fantastic Nordic Noir that will keep you turning the pages. Our only recommendation is to read this book with the lights on, and keep a blanket handy, as this book will chill you to the core. ”

    Better Reading, Australia

  • “Bakkeid masters the art of pictorial narrative, and the rough, maritime Norwegian landscape is the perfect backdrop.”

    Neue Rundschau, Germany

  • “A debut to be proud of.”

    FAZ, Germany

  • “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

  • “The frozen north of Norway is beautifully described and the plot is interesting. The characters are deep and complex and it certainly made me want a follow-up.”

    CapeTalk Radio, South Africa

  • “Bakkeid successfully combines excitement, horror, mystery and crime. The reader will be seamlessly immersed in the dark scenery and opaque atmosphere created by the author.”

    Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

  • “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

  • “Heine Bakkeid knows the setting like the back of his hand, he himself grew up in northern Norway and makes the reader feel at home up there, where the year is divided into sea of light and pitch-black night. /…/ Excellently well-crafted. /…/The ironic tone is pretty damn original.”

    Weekendavisen, Denmark

  • “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, Norstedts

Turkey, Beyaz Baykus

UK, Bloomsbury

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