It Came to Me on a Whim – The Story of Ingeborg Andersson, Child Murderess
Translator: Tom Ellett
Author: Maria Bouroncle
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Year of Publication: 2022
A compelling tale that will grip true-crime fans as Maria Bouroncle reveals the story behind a long-kept family secret.
In the cold spring of 1929, Artur Andersson leaves his wife and three children alone for a few hours to go and fetch firewood in the forest. When he returns, the children lie dead in the bathtub. The story of Ingeborg Andersson and what happened that day was a tightly guarded family secret for 70 years. Drawing on Ingeborg’s own letters and other archive material, Maria Bouroncle recreates the tragic tale of her great-aunt and her treatment by the criminal justice and mental healthcare systems of the day.