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I Will Miss You Tomorrow

(Thorkild Aske #1)

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  773 ratings  ·  152 reviews
The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past

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 whe
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 14th 2019 by Raven Books (first published February 1st 2016)
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Crime by the Book
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars for this atmospheric, haunting Nordic novel! Wow. I absolutely LOVED, loved this series launch from Norwegian crime writer Heine Bakkeid. I Will Miss You Tomorrow is an atmospheric suspense novel that follows a disgraced former police officer who travels to remote northern Norway to investigate a missing persons case, and in the process confronts his own demons. This book is not your typical Nordic Noir - it's not a police procedural, it's not about hunting down a serial killer, an ...more
Veronica ⭐️
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, crime
3.5 Stars.
Thorkild Aske, former police interrogator, has recently been released from prison when he is asked by an acquaintance to look into the disappearance of his son. Thorkild is not keen but decides to take the job hoping it will take his mind off his own pain following the death of a young woman he was dating. His search takes him to an abandoned lighthouse where his mind starts to spiral into depression.

Told in the first person by Thorkild the reader is left questioning what is real and
Louise Wilson
3.5 stars rounded down to three

Thorkild Aske #1

Thorkild Aske is a disgraced ex-policeman. He's got a complicated past. He's just got out of prison. He had accidentally killed a girl while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Rasmus has disappeared. His parents ask Thorkild to help find him.

I always look forward to reading a new murder mystery series. This is quite a complex story but there are parts that are just unbelievable. This is another book that you can't say too much about as it wou
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Dual review with Swedish first and then English!


I morgon kommer jag att sakna dig är Heine Bakkeids första kriminalroman, men jag spår honom en ljus framtid. I morgon kommer jag att sakna dig är en fängslande thriller som påminner mig om böcker skrivna Johan Theorin och S.K. Tremayne i och med att handlingen i denna bok ibland känns som om den glider in i det övernaturliga. Den där känslan av att det pågår något mer än ett vanligt kriminalfall som ska lösas.

Tvetydigheten, atmos
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I Will Miss You Tomorrow is the first book in the Thorkild Aske series by Norwegian author, Heine Bakkeid. It is flawlessly translated from Norwegian by Ann Bruce. Recent incarceration and mental health issues might not make ex-Police Internal Affairs investigator, Thorkild Aske quite the best candidate for the job, but guilt sees him heading to a remote island to track down a (probably-dead) young man. Rasmus Moritzen was converting an old lighthouse into an Activity Hotel, but his mother
Gloria Arthur
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-bookshelf
I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid

I found this dark and haunting crime thriller deeply intriguing. It’s a powerful page-turner that leaves you in suspense. The main character was extraordinary and the writing exceptional in this maritime landscape.

This is the first in a new crime series featuring ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske and has been translated from Norwegian.

Thorkild is a damaged man, wounded by his past. He is a disgraced ex-Chief Inspector and has just been released from jail a
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Will Miss You Tomorrow is the first instalment in the Thorkild Aske Mystery series set in the vast, isolated expanse of Norway. It features disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske and is very different from the usual run of the mill thrillers; this is Nordic Noir at its finest and Bakkeid's first foray into the crime genre. Former Internal Affairs Interrogator Thorkild Aske is just out of prison when he is asked to investigate a disappearance that the authorities have no interest in pursuin ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the beginning of a new series, set in Norway. In Nordic Noir tradition, our hero is both damaged and flawed – in this case more than is even usual. Ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske is a disgraced policeman, who we meet when he is released from prison. He was involved in the death of his girlfriend, Frei, and spends his time trying to manage his pain, both physical and mental, and desperately trying to connect with her.

Pulled from his morass of self-recrimination and despair, Aske finds h
Norwegian crime is one of my current reading indulgences. I Will Miss You Tomorrow written by Heine Bakkeid heralds a brand new crime series and new author, showcasing disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, and I have to say I was completely and thoroughly hooked right from the start.

Former Internal Affairs Interrogator Thorkild Aske has recently been released from prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital following a conviction for involuntary manslaughter. He is losing himself in drug
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thorkild Aske has just been released from prison and is now looking for a job. Thorkild is an ex – Police chief inspector and he used to work as investigator for Internal Affairs when he killed a woman under the influence of drink and drugs. He is banned from the police for life.
His friend and psychologist Ulf Thorkild persuade him to search for Ramus Moritzen who works as a lighthouse keeper in the Norwegian sea has gone missing without a trace. The police have investigated but, Ramus’ mother i
Krutika Puranik
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
| Book Review | I Will Miss You Tomorrow.

Thank you for the copy @bloomsburyindia.

Lately I've been investing my time in reading translated books so when this particular novel was gifted, I was ecstatic. Originally written in Norwegian by Heine Bakkeid and translated into English by Anne Bruce, this novel was the first in the series that featured Thorkild Aske. I always enjoy a good thriller be it psychological or a plain old murder case. But what I encountered in this novel was slightly differe
Brooklyn Tayla
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I recieved a copy of I Will Miss You Tomorrow from Bloomsbury Publishing Australia in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.
This was quite unbelievable! Firstly, I can’t believe how many self-inflicted close calls Thorkild had! I mean, when we meet him he is essentially just coming back into regular society, having tried to take his own life in a prison shower!
Naturally, I felt for the guy – he had be
Tanja Berg
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Johan Theorin
This book was out of print in Norwegian when I first decided I wanted to give this Norwegian debut author a go. I almost bought it in German instead but figured I'd just wait a little. Luckily for me the wait wasn't long and definitely worth it.

Thorkild Aske has just been released from prison. He has lost his status as a police investigator in the process. As a favor, he travels to northern Europe to look for a lost Danish man, Rasmus, presumed dead. Thorkild has enormous issues with the reason
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“How can anyone live a whole different life parallel to the one shared with someone”.

Heine Bakkeid has delivered a bleak, yet beautiful, lyrical and even poetic piece of Nordic Noir. Set in the harsh climes of Northern Norway, Bakkeid introduces the reader to one of the most complex characters, Thorkild Aske who wrestles with his own demons, seems to balance on the edge of sanity and stability, and yet is fully human. The reader is given the privilege of walking beside Thorkild and getting a sen
Anschen Conradie
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#iwillmissyoutomorrow - Heine Bakkeid

Thorkild Aske, the only son of an Icelandic eco-activist father and a Norwegian mother was an interviewer and investigator in the Internal Affairs Section of the Norwegian Police Force. Until he met Frei. A few years after their meeting, he is released from prison, after spending time in a psychiatric institution. He no longer has a career, is marked as an unstable murderer, is addicted to prescription drugs and has lost the will to l
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Now this is a tricky one to review. This was well-written, the story was quite captivating and easy and fast to read, but I'm not sure I actually liked this book.

Thorkild Aske is a former police officer, straight out of prison, who finds himself in the north of Norway after a young man goes missing on a lighthouse island. Aske's backstory unravels along the rest of the story and only starts to make sense about 2/3 of the way in. He's not an exactly likable man, not really a good man either, but

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I was very excited to read this. Another Nordic Noir but this time it seemed even more chilling, more remote and more unsettling than ever. That cover for starters will chill many readers. That lone boat, the rippling dark water and that title……brrrr

Once inside, we meet central cop Thorkild Aske who likes his drink and has troubles. He’s also a drug user and during one of these sessions, we find out that he’s a murderer and knows prison from both sides of the ba
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Norwegian crime is one of my guilty reading pleasures. The start of a new crime series and another new author. I tried really hard with this book and after two attempts I did finish it. I need a medal for perseverance. The story was in one word unbelievable and the goes into the realms of pure fantasy. I had really high hopes for this book. Even the blurb was misleading. I just hope that other readers of this genre enjoy it more. Not for me.
I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgall
Melissa Pannone
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
My first Nordic Noir book complete! Is this the best mystery plot I’ve ever read? No, but it’s certainly not the worst. It is however one of the most interesting character reads I’ve ever read in a mystery novel. Thorkild Aske has had a wild life before we are thrust into his world and try to piece him together as a person. As a character study alone, this novel is well worth reading and I had zero issues with the English translation!
Feb 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This was a unbeliveable and confusing story.
I felt the author just made it over complicated and therefore a real struggle to finish.
Not for me.
Rachel Bridgeman
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november
Can I just say, how exciting is it to read the words 'first in the series'? It's such a thrill to read that this is the English language debut of Heine Bakkeid and is a series which will hopefully run and me, Thorkild Aske makes a HUGE impression.

Beginning with a shocking opener which had me falling down a rabbit hole about how long it takes someone to die from strangulation-I do not recommend googling it unless super careful with your word usage- this novel goes on to a darkly comic
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
My thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bloomsbury Publishing - Raven Books, for the ARC.
This is a dark and atmosphere-driven story of ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske's search for missing 27yr-old Rasmus, believed drowned off the coast of Northern Norway.
Aske worked for Internal Affairs and during an investigation fell in love with Frei - the girlfriend of an officer under investigation. A car crash kills Frei and disfigures Aske, with him being imprisoned for driving under the influence of drugs.
My thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing U.K./Raven Books for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘I Will Miss You Tomorrow’ by Heine Bakkeid in exchange for an honest review.

It was originally published in Norway as ‘Jeg skal savne deg i morgen’ in 2016 with English translation by Anne Bruce, 2019. It is the first in a series of crime thrillers featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske.

Thorkild Aske has recently been released from prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital following a conviction fo
Angie Bee
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I didn’t want to like this book, but I ended up loving it. With each chapter, I was drawn into the head and struggle of protagonist Thorkild Aske, an ex-policeman struggling to adjust to life after being dismissed from the police force, being torn away from the woman he loves and largely living life amidst a haze of addiction.

Part Robert Ludlum, part Steig Larsson, with elements of Stephen King, Norweigian author Heine Bakkeid draws us into imagining what it would be like to lose a loved one in
Andrea van Wyk
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
At three minutes past five, regret hits me, a tidal wave rushing through my body, as I wheeze and gasp in panic. I tremble and shudder and thrash my legs to break free, but it's futile.
Two minutes later and my lungs' convulsions finally stop. I notice I no longer need oxygen as I just hang there on the rope, feeling my system shut down, one body apart at a time.

Former detective Thorkiled Aske has just been released from prison and a stretch in a psychiatric ward. That's after he tried to hang h

Liz Wahba
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story was so hard to put down. I started it a few days ago and by page 50 I was hooked! I was up til 2am last night until I was exhausted and I woke up and finished the last 60 pages first thing this morning 😂

Bakkeid has an incredibly vivid descriptive power as an author. The main location of the novel is an abandoned/burnt out ‘80s lighthouse disco! The exterior locations like different apartments and the hospital are vivid and tangibly
Okay, this book. It's pretty cool, but I can see why the overall rating is a bit low.
There are issues of course, there almost always are, but for me they were no biggie. What were they?
Mostly it was Thorkild's relationship with Frei. Either he's one of those people who falls in "love" too quickly, or his infatuations take over pretty quick, which is probably more like it. Or, or... this sub-plot wasn't that well fleshed out. Or, I just couldn't relate to this aspect of Aske's character. Or all
Stacey Caldarone
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I Will Miss You Tomorrow
“When you go searching for your demons, what happens when you find them?”

This book was definitely a whirlwind of emotions and questions. I enjoyed the characters in this book and I enjoyed the writing style, but I did have to reread some sections to make sense of what was going on.

This story follows a recently released prisoner, who spent some time in a psych ward who used to work on the police force, named Thorkild. He was convicted of driving under the influence with th
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: nordic-noir
This is a pretty gloomy book, featuring a suicidal main character tormented by his past. Luckily, there are streaks of humour to undercut the despair so it feels like a dark comedy at times. The tone is a bit weird. You get the grimness of a possible murder investigation and you also get a descriptive enema scene! I liked the supernatural aspect in the form of ghosts and a clairvoyant, it’s something different in crime fiction.

The story takes a while to get going because we have to go through As
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An accomplished and riveting novel in the Scandi noir tradition. This is a book about loss, disgrace, love, remorse and greed.

Ex-cop Thorkild Aske has recently been released from prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital. He is over doing drugs as he mourns the loss of his adored Frei. When Frei’s uncle and his ex-wife ask him to look into the disappearance of their son Rasmus, who went missing off the Norwegian coast he feels obliged to do so. Shortly after his arrival in the village of Skje
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