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Black River

'A must read' Observer Thriller of the Month

Will Dean

‘A peerless exercise in suspense.’ Financial Times

‘Eerie, unnerving and buckets of fun.’ Observer Thriller of the Month

‘BRILLIANT central character.’ Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera Stanhope novels

‘Once again, I LOVED it!!!’ Marian Keyes, author of The Break

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 is 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?

  • Publication date: May 20, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786078414
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication date: March 12, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786077110
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication date: February 12, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786077127
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 384


'A peerless exercise in suspense.'

Financial Times

‘Dean’s series about deaf Swedish reporter Tuva Moodyson is a must read - and this book is his best yet… Black River is eerie, unnerving and buckets of fun.’

Observer Thriller of the Month

'Just finished Will Dean's Black River. Splendid to catch up with Tuva Moodyson and that very special world... Such a BRILLIANT central character...great on women’s friendships.'

Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island series and the Vera Stanhope novels

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

Marian Keyes, author of The Break

'Tuva Moodyson is back in the Swedish town of Gavrik at the height of Midsomar celebrations on the hunt for her missing best friend Tammy, but summer in Gavrik is just as dangerous as winter and in this compelling, intriguing, brilliantly written thriller, the relentless pace drives you forward until you are hanging on to the pages by your fingertips, afraid to go on, but terrified to put it down. Another masterpiece from Mr Dean.'

Liz Nugent, author of Skin Deep

'My favourite Tuva novel yet...atmospheric and chilling.'

Jane Casey, author of Cruel Acts

‘An atmospheric and electrifying return. ****’


'A chilling atmospheric thriller that leaves the reader breathless.'

Choice magazine

'Black River what can I say? Will Dean raises the bar yet again. Suspenseful, distinctive, each page crackles with menace. Everything you could want in a thriller.'

Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

'Packed with suspense...a novel that will keep you gripped to the very end.'

The Leveller

Black River is the third instalment of a series that has breathed new life into Scandi Noir and Tuva is a wonderfully crafted heroine whom it is easy to cheer for. The sense of foreboding slowly builds throughout the novel before Dean delivers a cracking finale.’

Daily Express

'The pace is as fast as it is electric, the writing fresh and descriptive.. the dialogue crisp and the bonds between women sensitively explored… This book is a winner.'

Mystery Crime

Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands. 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, won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards, 2019 and was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2020. Will Dean lives in Sweden.

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