Welcome to my stop on the blog tour today, alongside lovely Jen at Jen Med’s Book Reviews! I’m delighted to share my review of Black River by Will Dean, book three in the super Tuva Moodyson series!
Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy Yamnim has gone missing.
Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search efforts?
Surrounded by dark pine forest, the sinister residents of Snake River are suspicious of outsiders. Unfortunately, they also hold all the answers. On the shortest night of the year, Tuva must fight to save her friend. The only question is who will be there to save Tuva?
When Tuva Moodyson receives a devastating call saying her best friend has gone missing, she immediately jumps in her truck and starts the long drive back to Gavrik, and a place she vowed to leave far behind. Tuva has worked hard to escape the claustrophobic and often very peculiar town. She has a new life now, a new job miles and miles away but it now draws her back like a fish on a line. She cannot leave her friend. She must return, she must find her. Tammy is family to her, the only one left. The one person Tuva loves in the world.
It’s the height of Midsommar and emotions are running high. Tempers flare like fires and suspicion chokes the streets. As the search for Tammy ensues, Tuva harbours a foreboding that she is in grave danger, and the days are a countdown drawing the end closer. Where is she? What’s happened to her? Blood is found outside Tammy’s wrecked and abandoned food van. Has she been taken? Where is she being kept? Soon, another woman goes missing and all focus shifts to her. Tammy’s posters are taken down, she is forgotten. But Tuva is persistent, dogged and she will find Tammy, find the person who seems intent on scuppering her efforts.
Tuva is back with a bang. And it’s so wonderful to be with her again. I fell completely in love with her in the first book, Dark Pines, then again in Red Snow but this, THIS, takes the biscuit. She is phenomenal. Gavrik is a tense, claustrophobic town, home to a clutch of the strangest people you could ever meet. It’s always with a chill in my bones, I read about Gavrik, where murder and disappearances are becoming more and more frequent but my God, I love the place too. I cannot wait to return to the town, to the oddball characters who are portrayed so clearly and with such nuance and definition, you come to love them and mistrust them in equal measure. Will Dean has knocked it out the park with this beauty.
I’ve been very lucky to have been on the previous blog tours for the author’s books and I’m absolutely over the moon to have been included on the tour for Black River! This series just gets better and better. You won’t find a protagonist and a range of characters like this anywhere! Grab yourself copies of these books and prepare to become obsessed! Bravo!
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About the Author
Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying law at the LSE, and working many varied jobs in London, he settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.
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