Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for Black River, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all just a little further down.
Spoiler Alert: She is #TeamTuva 🙂
About the author:
Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying law at the LSE, and working many varied jobs in London, he settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.
About the book:
Tuva s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy Yamnim 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. The only question is who will be there to save Tuva?
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Tuva Moodyson is one of my favourite characters so I was delighted to read Black River the third book featuring her (Dark Pines and Red Snow being the previous two). Black River could be read as a standalone but I recommend you read them all to get the true feel of Tuva and the very special residents of Gavrik.
Tuva has been living in Southern Sweden for four months, she has quit drinking and is enjoying her new job. She is devastated to receive a phone call informing her that her best friend Tammy is missing. Tuva returns to Gavrik at Midsommar to help search for Tammy. It isn’t long before a second woman goes missing and the town steps up its efforts.
Now if you thought Gavrik’s residents were eccentric in the Winter things get a lot more creepy when it’s hot. Also the bug population is insane and on a mission to make Tuva’s search even tougher. I now know this town is definitely not for me; I was left itching with the thought of all the ticks and mosquitoes! There was also a pretty horrific wasp scene that I won’t forget…
The residents of Snake River are another group of very different people and all fingers point their way after the disappearances. A close knit community who aren’t willing to share what they may know. Tuva takes a big risk the more she prods at this snake pit but she will do whatever it takes to find Tammy. I love the female friendships that are at the centre of these books.
Black River is a fantastic addition to the series and I hope there are a lot more to follow!