Hello and welcome to my stop on the RandomThingsTours blog tour for Black River by Will Dean.
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?
What I Thought
When I finished reading Red Snow I was both excited and worried for Tuva leaving Gavrik and heading south and I also wondered if she would find her way back to Gavrik. Well I was bloody right to be worried and she sure has made her way back but not for good reasons and not by choice! It’s Midsommar in Gavrik and while I found the darkness of the everlasting winter and eeriness of the never ending snow unnerving somehow the long sun filled days and heat are more nerve wracking. Everything feels at odds with itself and puts in mind that horror movie Midsommar that came out last year. Women are missing, bodies are being found and yet everyone still finds time to put flowers in their hair and eat and sing and celebrate and it’s just a bit bizarre. It’s doesn’t feel right and Tuva knows that something very wrong is going on, but it’s not what you’ll be expecting. Unnerving, atmospheric, this will keep you on your toes and make your skin crawl as you follow Tuva through the forest once more.. I loved it!
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.
Thanks to Anne and Point Blank Books for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.