The Boy in the Headlights by Samuel Bjork
Let me start by saying that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series by Samuel Bjork. I very inadvertently stumbled across a copy of I'm Travelling Alone a few years back in an airport bookstore and I've been hooked ever since. 🚘
The Boy in the Headlights, of course, does NOT disappoint for lovers of this series. Jumping right back with with Mia and Holger, this time investigating a series of murders that are exact replica's in how the victims are killed, with absolutely NO consistency in the victims themselves. 🚘
I loved this one right from the go - Frode (Samuel) has an unmistakable specific style of writing that creates wild atmospheric tension from the very first page. I love that I feel like I'm instantly transported when I am reading these books; this is not a style that just any author can pull off - these books are very similar to Jo Nesbo's ability to toss you head first into suspense that just does not stop. 🚘
Like with any mystery, I won't offer any spoilers so readers can enjoy this one fully for themselves, but I will say that I really, really enjoy watching both Mia and Holger continue to evolve as characters. I love these two because they are so wonderfully human, flawed people, and I appreciate that they are allowed to make mistakes, grow and mature as the series continues. 🚘
I also love that the stakes are upped as the books move on - a serial killer who chooses seemingly random victims had be guessing right to the very end, I cannot even PRETEND to say I knew what was coming. 👀
Thank you @penguinrhuk for sending this one over, and making my month. I cannot wait to see what’s next!
QOTD: What is a sub-genre that you really get into? Mine is 100% Nordic Noir. Give me ALL the Nordic Noir Reads.
Happy humpday friends!!! 😁