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Review: The Owl Always Hunts At Night By Samual Bjork
3.0Overall Score

A story that had a lot of potential to be great.

Plot: When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found. Detective Mia Krüger 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.

Remarks: Samuel Bjork is an incredible writer and I’m not surprised this book has done incredibly well around the globe. However, this book’s strengths and weaknesses shine brightly making it an interesting read. Firstly, the story had the potential to be great. Detective Mia Krüger is such an interesting and complex character and her growth is evident throughout the book. While interesting, the story does seem to drag out a lot. There were many moments I felt added no value to the story and could have been cut out. Despite this, this is a great thriller and I often found myself not being able to put the book down.

Rating: 3/5

Published By: Penguin Random House

The Owl Always Hunts At Night is out now at all good book stores.

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