The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork

The Owl Always Hunts at Night

Samuel Bjork

A team of investigators must hunt down a 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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The thrilling follow-up to 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 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.

Advance Galley Reviews

This was a deeply disturbing read. I have never read anything with the same intensity as this one before. The book revolves around the case of a teenage girl whose dead body had been found in a forest clearing. It is then when Holger Munch and Detective Mia Kr├╝ger are determined to find out who the killer is. Evidently, there's lack of evidence in the scene and so it is way difficult to solve the case anytime soon. All throughout the book, you begin to make multiple theories that would often turn out to be purely untrue. Everyone's a suspect, and the suspense that leads to the ending is heart-thumping and tremendously engaging. I would definitely recommend this to fans of crime reads. Samuel Bjork knows exactly how to narrate a perfectly plotted crime, and his writing is undoubtedly worth the read.

You get some books that take a few chapters to really get drawn in; fortunately that wasn't the case with this book. It had my attention from the first page and I couldn't put it down. The only thing I had trouble with was keeping some of the characters straight because the names were so unusual for an American like me. This book is worth the read!!

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to read The Owl Always Hunts At Night. This book was very good. There was a lot going on in this story. I enjoyed the characters. They all had their own story. The case that they investigate had so much more to it than I could have imagined. The ending definitely wasn't what I expected. The main character, Mia, is a great investigator. She has endured things. She has yet to deal with her past. Her boss constantly goes out on a limb for her. This story reveals a lot about its characters. I would definitely recommend this book.

We all battle demons. How you handle them and overcome is up to you. Mia Kruger is a great example of how one may struggle but resolves to throw herself into her job. Will the passion for the job and finding the twists and turns of a psychopath help heal her? What role does the mystery man in Miraim Munch's life play into this mystery? Is she going to be next if so can the detective team save her in time? You can only find out by reading this provocative, edge of your seat, riveting tale. However I don't feel this book is for me, I'm having trouble getting into it and I'm now eight chapters in. I'm going to continue to push through and see how far I have to go before it picks up (if it picks up). I'm sorry I've given this book my best shot. I'm now at the beginning of chapter ten but the writing is just not catching on me. It has an interesting premise but it's not very well written in my opinion.


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