The Bird Catcher

Ida and Nele decide to go on a camping holiday together. The 15-year-olds are hoping to have a peaceful, relaxing time and leave the past behind them. But the apparently serene Ida has not been completely honest to her friend about the extent of her problems, and they go from bad to worse – the person she hoped to get away from by coming on this holiday has pursued her and is watching the girls like a hawk. Strange things start happening – frightening things. Someone calling himself ‘the bird catcher’ is intent on terrorising the girls, scaring them out of their wits while making sure he never shows his face. By the time Ida finally summons up the courage to tell Nele about the jealous, possessive man with whom she was involved in a disastrous relationship, it is almost night. Far too late to leave…

A white-knuckle psychological thriller: Nele and Ida are hoping to leave all their troubles behind on an idyllic camping holiday – but a nightmare from the past has followed them every step of the way…

Book of the Month 07/2009

Press acclaim for Vertigo:
• “Breathtaking entertainment and a first-class thriller.”– Saarland Broadcasting and Radio Bremen’s children and younger readers shortlist
• “So vertiginously good it makes your head spin!” - Die Presse, Vienna

Press acclaim for Summer Storm:
• “Kristina Dunker has written a veritable thriller, all the more dramatic for being rooted in everyday life. This is hot stuff – more than just swimming pool reading.” - Hans ten Dornkaat in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung
• “High tension!” -Focus


dtv Junior
224 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-78229-6
2. Auflage 2010
Rights sold: English World Rights