I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my publication day stop on the blog tour for Black River, book 3 in the Tuva Moodyson series by Will Dean. Thank you to Anne Cater and Point Blank Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastically dark and creepy psychological thriller.
Happy Publication Day!
About the book:
Tuva has been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy 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. But who will be there to save Tuva?
It may be Midsommar in Gavrik, but this is the most chilling episode yet in the acclaimed Scandi thriller series from British writer Will Dean.
About the author:
WILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands and had lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying law at the LSE, and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden, where he built a house in a boggy clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest.
His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize and named a Telegraph book of the year.
The second book in the series, Red Snow, is now out in paperback.
Black River by Will Dean is book 3 in the brilliant Tuva Moodyson series, but can be read very well as a standalone. In this latest instalment Tuva has left the atmospheric town of Gavrik, cleaned up her act and started a fresh life in a new town. But then she receives a phone call that changes everything. Her best friend, Tammy, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances, which gives Tuva no other choice than to return to Gavrik to try and find her.
Tuva is a strong, feisty character who you can’t help but admire. A journalist, Tuva begins to investigate Tammy’s disappearance with the aid of Lena and Thord. It’s the height of Midsommar in Gavrik, with the heat adding to the claustrophobic feel of the strange and atmospheric town. With a cast of strange but wonderful characters, Black River is a deliciously dark and creepy read that once started you do not want to put down!
And then another woman goes missing, bringing the community together as the search for the missing women steps up a gear. With the rising heat of Midsommer, tensions stretch to breaking point as everyone becomes a suspect. On the shortest night of the year, Tuva finds herself fighting for her friend. But who will be there to save Tuva?
Will Dean has written another chilling, tightly plotted story that instantly transports you to the stifling heat of Gavrik. A skin crawling and deliciously creepy read that I thoroughly enjoyed, Black River is a brilliantly written psychological thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. And although this book reads incredibly well as a standalone, I would urge you to go back and read the first two books in the series as the more you know about these wonderful characters the richer your reading experience will be.
I look forward to reading more by this talented author in the future and hope to see the brilliant Tuva Moodyson again soon!
Black River by Will Dean is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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