Good morning my loves!
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Red Snow, the sequel to Dark Pines by Will Dean. I loved Dark Pines when I read it and couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of the blog tour for book two.
TWO BODIES. One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik? TWO COINS. Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition. TWO WEEKS. 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?
As this is a sequel, I’ll try not to give too much away so that if you haven’t read Dark Pines yet, this review won’t spoil it for you. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Dark Pines when it was released and loved it. I couldn’t have been more excited to return to the immersive world of Tuva and the town of Gavrik in Sweden.
I often get a little apprehensive about sequels, especially when the first book is so brilliant. I needn’t have worried, Will Dean has managed to write another darkly immersive and richly vivid book in which Tuva witnesses a suicide and investigates a murder with a signature unlike any other.
I find it difficult to adequately describe the feeling that Will has created with this book. Cold. Claustrophobic. Immersive. Compelling. A setting so vivid you could close your eyes and be stood next to Tuva watching the grisly events unfold. Basically, all that you would want in a nordic noir.
Not only is the setting exceptional, but the depth and complexities of the character also has me compulsively turning the pages. I absolutely flew through Dark Pines but with Red Snow it took me a little longer to read. I wanted to absorb every detail.
Don’t go into this one thinking it’s just another thriller, because it really isn’t. You could just as easily put this into a literary fiction box as a thriller box. It is beautifully written by someone with clear talent.
I really hope we get to see more Tuva very soon!
And there we have it, my review of Red Snow by Will Dean. This brilliant sequel is out now and make sure you read Dark Pines first. I guarantee you won’t regret it!
Peace and pages