The Owl Always Hunts at Night

The Owl Always Hunts at Night

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The thrilling follow-up to Samuel Bjork's internationally bestselling I'm Traveling Alone, which The Wall Street Journal calls "tense and smartly constructed" When a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is found murdered, her body arranged on a bed of feathers, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. Star investigator Mia Kruger, on temporary leave while she continues to struggle with her own demons, jumps back on the team and dives headfirst into this case: just in time to decode the clues in a disturbing video of the victim before she was killed, being held prisoner like an animal in a cage. Meanwhile, Munch's daughter, Miriam, meets an enticing stranger at a party--a passionate animal rights activist who begins to draw her into his world and away from her family. Munch, Kruger, and the team must hunt down the killer before he can strike again in this sophisticated, intricately plotted psychological thriller by the newest phenomenon in international crime fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 18mm | 272g
  • English
  • 0143110403
  • 9780143110408

Review quote

"Expertly paced and thoughtfully plotted, The Owl Always Hunts at Night will leave you shaken to your core."
--Bustle "The tension and stakes increase exponentially over the course of this meticulously plotted tale...Bjork's character work is excellent and imbues the story with nuance and heft."
--Publisher's Weekly Praise for I'm Traveling Alone "Tense and smartly constructed."
--The Wall Street Journal "Icy landscapes, mysterious clues, a messed-up heroine . . . Nordic noir at its delicious best."
--Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin "Harrowing and enthralling."
--Publishers Weekly "A suspenseful, skillfully wrought thriller with the potential for a sequel, this is a thoroughly chilling and an excellent read- alike for Jo Nesbo fans."
--Booklist, starred review "A breath of fresh air in the crowded Scandinavian crime genre, this suspenseful novel . . . will hook readers early and keep them on the edge of their seats until the final pages. Fans of Jo Nesbo are sure to enjoy the flawed yet likable characters."
--Library Journal, starred review "Samuel Bjork's formidable I'm Traveling Alone is despatched with real elan. . . . Mia's confrontation with both her own demons and a very human one is mesmerising fare."
--Independent (UK)
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About Samuel Bjrk

Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright, and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Oien. Oien wrote his first stageplay at the age of twenty-one and has since written two highly acclaimed novels, released six albums, written five plays, and translated Shakespeare, all in his native Norway. Oien is the author of I'm Traveling Alone. He currently lives and works in Oslo.
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3,540 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 27% (946)
4 46% (1,641)
3 21% (749)
2 5% (169)
1 1% (35)
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