The Owl

The Owl

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The thrilling sequel to the Samuel Bjørk'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 to 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, Mia 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

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6mm | 567g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525428976
  • 9780525428978

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Praise for I'm Traveling Alone:

"Icy landscapes, mysterious clues, a messed up heroine . . . Nordic noir at its delicious best."
--Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin

"Tense and smartly constructed."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Harrowing and enthralling"
--Publisher's Weekly

"A suspenseful, skillfully wrought thriller...this is a thoroughly chilling and an excellent read-alike for Jo Nesbø fans."
--Booklist, Starred Review

"[A] complicated, yet compelling, tale...good solid reading. Bjørk constructs a plot like a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces, and somehow it all works."
--Kirkus Reviews

"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 seat until the final pages. Fans of Jo Nesbø 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 élan . . . Mia's confrontation with both her own demons and a very human one is mesmerising fare."
--Independent (UK)
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About Samuel Bjork

Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright, and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien. Øien 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. Øien is the author of I’m Traveling Alone. He currently lives and works in Oslo.

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4 46% (1,641)
3 21% (749)
2 5% (169)
1 1% (35)
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