I’m so thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Red Snow by Will Dean and sharing my review today. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
I have to admit that I was quite late in reading Dark Pines as I only got around to reading it in November and I could have kicked myself for taking so long to read it! As soon as I put the book down I was eager for more and luckily for me I didn’t have too long to wait for Red Snow! So what did I think…
What can I say Red Snow is the type of story that pulls you in within the first few pages or it certainly did for me. Will Dean easily sets the scene with superb descriptions that made me feel as if I was right there with Tuva. Experiencing the dark undercurrent that flows through the book along with the cold, the atmosphere of Gavrik and the fact that there is a killer on the loose.
There is something very special about Tuva she has a brilliant personality she is direct, feisty and strong but you also get to see a more vulnerable side especially in regards to her family. Tuva is also very determined and that always manages to put her right in the middle of things! I also have to mention the fact that Tuva had some perfect one liners which added an extra special touch and I guess at times a more lighter side to the story. This worked so well against the at times eerie and quirky town that is Gavrick. With me reading Dark Pines it was just like catching up with old friends especially Tuva. However I also really enjoyed meeting the new characters who also bring so much to the story.
Red Snow had the ability to hook me and completely capture my attention and whenever I had to put this book down it was playing on my mind until I could pick it back up again! Everything in this book worked so well from the mystery and the setting to the tension that simmered and then burst through catching me unaware. Dark Pines was one of my book picks of 2018 and I can guarantee that Red Snow is firmly on my list for 2019!
If you are anything like me Red Snow will leave you shocked, on edge and completely gripped until the very last page!
With thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours, the author and Point Blank Books for my copy.
If you do get chance you can catch my review for Dark Pines below…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages beforethe age of eighteen. After studying at the LSE and working in London, hesettled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggyforest clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that hecompulsively reads and writes.