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Summary

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.

©2017 Samuel Bjork (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Good story but really annoying at times

I really liked the first book ('I'm travelling alone') and had high hopes for this one.

I enjoyed the story, even though I think the conclusions could have included more details, but what really bothered me was how annoying the characters were getting at times.

Maybe it would have been less annoying to read than as an audiobook, but Mia and Holger repeatedly asking "what?" in every other scene started to drive me crazy at some point and I nearly didn't finish the book because of it.

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You don't has to read the first book to follow

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is extremely hard without making any spoilers but I would like the main characters to move on a bit with their life's. Of course it is important to tell the hole story so you doesn't need to read the first book to understand the main characters, but maybe give the reader some benefit. We get the point. It might be to much repetition of some of the stuff. Would be nice to know even more from the "office" and the colleagues. Don't use M***** to much, you use h** up. Feel a changing of the plot a bit more would do the trick. Yes and an other narrator

Would you recommend The Owl Always Hunts At Night to your friends? Why or why not?

No, never with a narrator as bad as Laura Paton.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Laura Paton?

Would be better with someone who can read a criminal story. Someone who doesn't read the story is a romance from the victroryans. I don't have a name for a narrator right now but Audible has many really really good narrator to use. Let Laura Paton continue to read fairy tales, bet she is really good at it

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. But often book nr 2 isn't as good as nr, 1

Any additional comments?

Book 3, if it comes, will not be bought as long as you use Paton as a narrator. Then I prefer to buy it for a little fortune in Norwegian and listen the book in the original language

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gripping

loved it well worth a read. couldn't turn it off running up to the end

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Thoroughly enjoyable sequel.

What made the experience of listening to The Owl Always Hunts At Night the most enjoyable?

The darkness involved

Who was your favorite character and why?

Holger was a loveable rogue

What about Laura Paton’s performance did you like?

She has the perfect voice to draw in a listener

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

no

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Excellent

Even better than the first book but that may be because I was more familiar with the characters.

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Bunch of winkers

I generally enjoyed this audiobook apart from two annoying things. Firstly, I could not get over the number of times one or other of the characters winked at the other, I don't know if winking is a national pastime in Norway but this book certainly made it seem so.

Secondly, several of the characters developed an irritating habit of dismissing or ignoring a colleague who clearly has information vital to solving the case or seemed unable to explain themselves in a clear and succinct way so what should have been a simple exchange of words was drawn out in to a lengthy and frustrating discussion.

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my new favourite author

loved this story! after only 2 books i care about these characters like dear, old friends. i'm impatient for the next instalment!

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slightly disappointed

I would have to say I didn't enjoy this second book as much as the first which was excellent. The second half of the book is better so it's worth persisting

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  • Amanda
  • Ringwood, United Kingdom
  • 30-05-17

Enjoyable sequel

This book , like its predecessor, had me gripped from the start and my only criticism is that I didn't really understand the end, maybe I have got to listen to the end part again! A good read!

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Disappointing and unbelievable.

I was looking forward to this sequel but what a let down. Heaven help the Norwegian public if the dysfunctional Mia Kruger and incompetent Holger Munch are the best that their police force can offer. I barely made it to the end and can't say I was glad I did!