Blog Tour: The Owl Always Hunts At Night

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I have been taking part in quite a few blog tours this year with various publishers and today's post is another! I was very kindly sent an early copy of this book from Transworld books which is an imprint of Penguin. I couldn't wait to read it so I did finish it last month - it was one of the quickest books I've read in a while!

*The Owl Always Hunts At Night by Samuel Bjork (480 pages - available now)
Nordic noir and Scandinavian crime dramas are some of my favourite TV shows to watch but I haven't read many books of that genre...that needs to change. This book is categorised as a psychological thriller/mystery on Amazon and it already has so many fantastic reviews online so I was excited to give it a go.

We follow Holger Munch and his team of detectives including the mysterious and troubled but intelligent Mia Kruger, as a gruesome crime is revealed when a women is found dead in the woods covered in bird feathers and surrounded by satanic, ritualistic objects...

I haven't read anything by this author before (there is a previous book in the series that I haven't read but they can be read as standalone books) but I'll have to look out for more of his books in the future. The writing style was so quick, easy and compelling! I found myself reading for what seemed like a fairly short period of time but in that time I'd managed to read over 100 pages so if you're looking for an extremely quick, compulsive mystery thriller set in the wonderful, atmospheric country of Norway then check it out.

The setting was fantastic, as I read it, it felt like episodes of a Nordic noir crime drama rather than a book. The mystery was intriguing, if a little disturbing and I wanted to find out how the book would conclude. Now onto the couple of negatives, the first is minor but something that is so unnecessary - so many of the main characters have fairly similar names - Munch, Mia, Marion, Miriam, Marianne...WHY!

I think it was typical of Scandinavian and Nordic crime dramas, whether books or TV shows, so it wasn't wonderfully unique but still well worth reading, particularly if you like that genre. Overall, it was entertaining, super quick and compelling but not quite as incredible as I hoped it would be; however it is definitely still worth checking out!

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Will you be picking up this book? What are you currently reading? Do you like Nordic/Scandinavian crime dramas (books or TV shows)? 

21 comments

  1. I'm definitely going to be checking this book out.


    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  2. This book sounds so interesting, it's definitely one that I'm surprised wasn't already on my radar. I'm really big on thrillers and mysteries! I love a good blog tour post, thanks for sharing.

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  3. I read the first book 'I'm Travelling Alone' and enjoyed it. Like you, I enjoyed the setting and atmosphere that the author creates!

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  4. Is it weird that I'd totally buy this book based on the cover alone? x

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  5. I am saving all of your recommendations for when I finish college! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. I’m really struggling with reading this month, I’m just too restless to sit and read x

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  7. I love reading psychological thrillers, the ones that keep you on the edge of your seat. I've just finished reading The Rome Prophecy which kept me hooked from start to finish. This book definitely sounds like one I would enjoy!

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  8. This sounds great! The front cover really caught my eye and it's something I would pick up in a book store if I seen it on the shelf. Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  9. I love the simple cover of this book! It has such an impact and I was drawn to it instantly. I certainly haven't read any books set in Nordic type places but I love those countries so I would be really interested. I find a book in this genre which is easy to read is so important because they can sometimes be so wordy and difficult to follow. Glad to hear you're taking part in more blog tours! If you ever want to take part in any of mine that I run on Neverland Blog Tours then please do sign up to be a host! Would love to have you <3

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. I love your book reviews! You read such a good variety of genres!

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  11. This book sounds interesting! I love mysteries xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  12. I’ve never read anything like this but totally drawn in by this one!

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  13. I’ve never read anything like this but totally drawn in my this one!
    Chantelle x

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  14. I am involved in a couple of book tours too. This sounds right up my street xx

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  15. This is on my reading list !

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  16. Oooh I like the sound of this one. I’ve gotten really into crime/thrillers lately x

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  17. I love books like this, it sounds like a real page turner.

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  18. Love crime thrillers and the title of the book has definitely got me intrigued to read it x

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