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  • Location: Oslo, Buskerud, Norway

The Boy in the Headlights

The Boy in the Headlights

Why a Booktrail?

1996: On a remote road, a young boy is found wandering with antlers strapped to his head.

  • ISBN: 978-0552170925
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

An old man is driving home when his headlights catch an animal on the empty road up ahead. He stamps hard on the brakes. But it is not an animal at all. It is a young boy, frightened and alone, with a set of deer antlers strapped firmly to his head.

Fourteen years later, a body is found in a mountain lake. Within weeks, three people have died. Each time, the killer has left a clue, inviting Special Investigations Detectives Munch and Krüger to play a deadly game – a game they cannot possibly win. Against the most dangerous and terrifying kind of serial killer. One who chooses their victims completely at random.

To find the killer they must look deep within their own dark pasts, but how can you stop a murderer when you cannot begin to predict their next move?

Travel Guide

Booktrail travel all the way via The Boy in the Headlights to Norway

Forests, wide expanses, mountaintops, lakes; every seasons was equally breathtaking. Norway at her best. True beauty as far as the eye could see. Winter had come early this yer and , once the magical snow had settled, it was like driving through a quiet and enchanting postcard.

But the landscape soon changes:

“It was also minus 20C outside, and he as miles from any populated areas. There was only one thing for it and that was to keep going.”


The roads to Oslo seem vast and lonely – and very snowy and remote. There’s a boy in antlers and a little further north, there’s the body of a young girl in a lake…

Lake Svarttjønn

‘Lake Svarttjønn. It’s up near Vassfaret. The lake is high up in the mountains – strange scenario.’

Oslo is a city on the edge. Bodies are being discovered around the Norwegian countryside.The police have a lot on their hands – top investigative team Holger Munch and Mia Krüger are the officers of the elite homicide squad. A great pairing.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Boy in the Headlights

Destination: Oslo, Norway  Author/Guide: Samuel Bjork  Departure Time: 1996

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