Welcome to my stop on the blog tour today! I’m over the moon to share my review of Red Snow, the next installment in the Tuva Moodyson series by Will Dean!
One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected?
And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?
Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes.
The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.
Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths
before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already
terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop
the killer before she leaves town for good. But who’s to say the Ferryman will let her go?
Tuva Moodyson is back with a bang! A journalist for Gavrick’s only newspaper, she has just two weeks left in the job before she packs up her apartment, says goodbye to her colleagues and hightails it out of the town she has resided in for four years. A new job and a new life await her. Six months ago, she investigated a series of local killings which gave her the biggest story of her career but also put her life at risk. Now, with those memories still at the forefront of her mind, she is even more careful, taking precautions where she can. When she witnesses a local man, owner of the Grimberg Liquorice factory, commit suicide, alarm bells ring in her mind. Despite what they police say, Tuva is certain there is something suspicious about the tragedy. Determined to get to the bottom of it, she delves into the history of the Grimberg family but it is much darker than she could have ever predicted.
Not a week later, a factory worker is found dead, two liquorice coins deposited on his eyes, a tooth pushed into a slice in his neck, and no clue as to who the murderer is. Gavrick is in an uproar. Panic spreads through homes and fear mounts on the streets. The locals walk a little faster, throw an extra glance over their shoulders, even hurry to their cars in pairs. The words on everyone’s lips are ‘The Ferryman,’ a killer living somewhere among them.
Tuva is drawn into the lives of the Grimbergs, a family who have headed the business for decades. On the surface they are confident, astute. Proud of their accomplishments and determined to keep the factory ticking over for their workers and for the community. But on closer inspection, there is a lot more to them than meets the eye. The author brings these characters to life, every detail and nuance painting an ever growing portrait. As the story unfolds, new depths are revealed and for me the darker the book got, the more and more I enjoyed it. I was glued to the pages. Tuva is the sort of character you don’t want to miss a single second with. She’s brave, ambitious and intelligent but it’s her sarcasm, wit and fierceness that makes her stick in my mind and capture my heart. Such a remarkable character! I’m definitely #TeamTuva!
In both Dark Pines and Red Snow, the reader is afforded an exquisite sense of place. The author’s descriptions of the town and the way of life are vivid and atmospheric in detail. I loved not only following Tuva in this next instalment but also having another glimpse at that part of the world. The author’s writing is incredibly addictive as always. I can’t wait to read his next book!
Vivid. Gripping. Atmospheric.
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About Will Dean
WILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before
the age of eighteen. After studying at the LSE and working in London, he
settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy
forest clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he
compulsively reads and writes. #RedSnow @willrdean @PtBlankBks
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Huge thanks to Anne Cater, Will Dean and Point Blank for my review copy and blog tour invite!