IT CAME TO ME ON A WHIM: The Story of Ingeborg Andersson, Child Murderess

tells the story of Maria Bouroncle's great-aunt who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven. Through exhaustive research, Maria has strived to shed light on what led up to this tragedy that had been a tightly guarded family secret for over seventy years. 

After the murders, Ingeborg was taken into custody and the reader can follow her journey through court to prison and, ultimately, a mental facility, as she fights for forgiveness and the love of her life. Will her husband ever answer her prayers and take her back? 

Born and raised in Sweden, Maria has lived in Washington DC since 2002. An economist by profession, she left her job at the Inter-American Development Bank in 2018 to pursue her passion for writing. 

IT CAME TO ME IN A WHIM will soon be available in Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Polish and Spanish.  

Maria Bouroncle takes us deep into a story of real-life murder to show us the humanity - even love - behind the crime. A riveting read - haunting, atmospheric, and ultimately, heart-breaking. 

Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu