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.
Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?Our Preview readers loved this new take on the psychological crime-thriller genre.
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Heine Bakkeid congratulations you have written a hell of a great book, this murder mystery is set in Norway, Thorkild Aske is the main character he is an ex police inspector with a troubled pass and still not coping at all ( no spoilers ) a real page turner of a book with an ending I never saw coming – Deborah, NSW, 5 stars
I wanted to read this book in a single sitting. It lured me in without me even realizing it and had me hooked. Mysterious, a little bit dark and entirely intriguing. It’s not the kind of book I would normally pick up but once I did I didn’t want to put it down! It was thought provoking and raw and had me gripped until the very end. – Belinda, VIC, 5 stars
“I will miss you tomorrow” by Heine Bakkeid is fantastic read. Thorkild Aske is an ex-policeman fresh out of prison, asked by a relative to find the cousin of the woman he loves. The hero of the story, Thorkild is a sad and sorry sight, beaten down by the loss of his love and career. Throughout the book you see more and more, the real side to Thorkild and his brilliant analytical mind. His demons from years past trying to drag him down whilst his personal honour drives him on. Bekkeid brings the scenes to life with impressive descriptive means allowing the reader to create the scenes in their head. I found myself wanting to wrap up in a warm blanket whilst reading this. A chilling crime and psychological thriller in one. I can’t wait for the next book in the Thorkild Aske series. – Leigh, VIC, 5 stars
Put together a damaged ex-cop with a legal drug habit; cold, ice and snow; a fjord; a not-insubstantial body count; a jack-in-the-box corpse; a missing son; an uninhabited lighthouse on a remote island; a few locals whose agenda is unclear; just a hint of paranormal. It all adds up to an excellent dose of Scandi Noir that keeps the pages turning and the reader guessing until the final chapters. – Marianne, NSW, 5 stars
What an exciting debut novel! Heine Bakkeid has written a complex, multi-faceted narrative and keeps us guessing right up to the thrilling conclusion. Former Norwegian Police Chief Inspector of Internal Affairs, Thorkild Aske, stuggles with his own personal demons after release from prison. Aske finds himself entwined in the mysterious disappearance of a young man from a small island off the coast. Compelled to seek out the truth, Aske finds himself battling the complications and ghosts of his past which frustrate his efforts to find answers. – Chris, QLD, 5 stars
Dark, gritty, and atmospheric, you will be completely transported by the wonderfully written and translated novel, I Will Miss you Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid. I Will Miss You Tomorrow tells the story of Thorkild Aske, a disgraced former police inspector imprisoned for fatally injuring his companion **redacted due to potential spoilers**, while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. After his release from prison, Thorkild is compelled to travel to the north of Norway to investigate the disappearance of the 27-year old son of his associates. The novel is partially set in the present as Thorkild seeks to unravel the mystery of the missing 27-year old man. Flashbacks are also interspersed throughout the novel, slowly unveiling the nature of the relationship between Thorkild and Frei. Both timelines are extremely interesting, with multilayered mysteries revealed throughout the book. Rather than a thrilling page-turner, this is a richly multifaceted mystery to be uncovered and savoured. The author further injected the story with a supernatural/mystical element that I was not expecting but truly enjoyed. The writing is sparse but perfectly transmitted a strong sense of place: I felt chilly despite reading it over a few hot summer days. I highly recommend this book. – Amanda, QLD, 5 stars
The sacked and disgraced chief-inspector Thorkild straight-out of a stint in prison has been called by old acquaintances to help find their missing child. This Norwegian thriller deals with hidden circumstances that begins with a love lost and ends in lives found. To be enjoyed on a cold winter night sipping on a winter cocktail. – Deanne, VIC, 5 stars