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A chilling, stimulating, intensely dark tale set in Norway. A young woman is found dead in woodland on the edge of Oslo Fjord, with her body arranged in a strange, unsettling backdrop. The policing team in charge of the investigation are lost, until help comes from an unlikely source. This is the second in the ‘Munch and Kruger’ series which started with ‘I’m Travelling Alone’. Munch and Kruger are a fascinating pairing, work Kruger’s reason for living, while Munch should really take time out. In short sharp chapters, characters were slowly introduced, ruffling my senses, keeping me in suspense, there were times when I wanted to shout a warning, to hold out a restraining arm. Samuel Bjork creates a jagged zig-zagging edge of understanding, there isn't a convenient jigsaw shaped hole waiting for your thoughts. ‘The Owl Always Hunts at Night’ is a cunning, dramatically sinister tale, it looks as though this is a series with staying power. ~ Liz Robinson
'Gives Jo Nesbo a run for his money' Sunday Express From the author of the bestselling Richard and Judy bookclub pick I'm Travelling Alone When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the murder site is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene meticulously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found. Detective Mia Kruger is a woman on the edge - she has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her an unofficial deal. But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case. Until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer's plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim.
Closing date: 10/03/2020
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Two books into this stark but compelling series, Bjork's trademark themes are the lethal intersection of technology with child abuse and misogyny. * The Sunday Times *
Gives Jo Nesbo a run for his money * Sunday Express *
`A unique, twisting, unsettling thriller that really epitomises the phrase 'page-turner'. * Irish News *
Kruger is strongly reminiscent of Lisbeth Salander . . . this is an engrossingly labyrinthine novel, with enough offbeat and downright bizarre detail to keep us intrigued and guessing right up to a tense finale. * Crime Scene Magazine *
FANTASTIC sequel from Samuel Bjork! . . . This is quality suspense at its very best and in my opinion a literary masterpiece. A delight to read! * Bokelskere.no *
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd January 2018|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Scandinavian Crime, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation,|
Samuel Bjork is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien. The Owl Always Hunts At Night is the second in his Munch and Krüger series, I’m Travelling Alone was the first. Both have been bestsellers across Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Author photo copyright Harald OrenMore About Samuel Bjork