Black River

Pages: 384
Imprint: Point Blank

Black River

Will Dean

Black River is an electrifying return for relentless reporter Tuva Moodyson, from the author of Dark Pines and Red Snow.
9781786077110 (12 Mar 2020)
RRP £14.99

The Book

Black River is an electrifying return for relentless reporter Tuva Moodyson, from the author of Dark Pines and Red Snow.


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?

Additional Information

Pages 384
Imprint Point Blank


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, and it's from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball's Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson mystery, Red Snow, was published in January 2019 and won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards, 2019.


'Finished this BRILLIANT read last night… Will Dean's Black River is tense, searingly emotive and visceral, and I absolutely loved it. Thrilled to have Tuva back!'

- Karen Sullivan, publisher at Orenda Books

'Black River is an incredible read! Be ready for March 2020 people, Tuva is back with a bang'

- Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

'Once again, I LOVED it!!! Do yourself a favour and read the first two books in the series.'

- Marian Keyes, author of The Break

'I can't believe how Will Dean keeps getting better and better! ONCE AGAIN I thought I was soooo smart and knew what was going on and ONCE AGAIN I did not! I loved this one *so* much, loved all the new characters and places. And it's so PACY! A dream.'

- Bethany Rutter, author of No Big Deal

'Well, this was another absolute cracker. Thank you Will Dean for letting me spend some more time with one of my favourite crime fiction characters - Tuva Moodyson. Atmospheric, creepy and utterly gripping.'

- Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door

'Terrifically tense, Black River is Tuva's most intense story yet. Loved it.'

- Alice Clark-Platts, author of The Flower Girls

Praise for the Tuva Moodyson Mysteries:

'Tuva is a wonderful creation and Dean's series is not to be missed'

Daily Express

'[Will Dean] has the potential to be one of the significant voices of his generation' 

Shots Magazine

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