RED SNOW (A Tuva Moodyson Mystery #2) by Will Dean
10th January 2019, Point Blank Books
One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?
Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.
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?
It’s not very often that a character sticks in your mind quite like Tuva Moodyson, so it’s safe to say that straight after finishing DARK PINES, I was keen beans to get right back into Tuva’s life in RED SNOW.
Time has since passed since Tuva published her report on the Medusa Murders. A story which has opened opportunities for her and is due to move to a new job. In her final weeks before moving, a local business owner is witnessed to have committed suicide at the local liquorice factory. It is only when Tuva starts to dig a little deeper with the help of ghost-writer David Holmqvist does she discover a family with more secrets than employees!
The Grimberg family were fascinating to me. A grandmother, mother and daughter. Three generations of the same blood line, yet all three with their own very different personalities whilst living together in the factory. Each of them suffering from their own grief but trying to make the best of a bad lot. Will writes each character with such detail and care, whilst not enough to bore the reader, but to spark further interest that you want to know more!
I couldn’t help of thinking of the slow burning mysteries you become glued to in the likes of shows like Midsommer Murders where in a small town where everyone knows everyone and when investigating a crime, the threads start to unravel. Before you start to understand one truth, another thread unravels. Come the end of the book, you are stood over a ball of wool, wondering what to do next!
I shall sit here and catch my breath while I wait for Will to deliver us the next chapter in Tuva’s story. I’ll be waiting…maybe not patiently….but I’ll be waiting!
A big thank you to Point Blank Books & Will Dean for gifting me a copy of RED SNOW. Despite what some may believe, this review has not been swayed in light of this!
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