'Terrific second outing for Scandi crime author Will Dean. Who doesn’t love a lead character called Tuva Moodyson!'
Winner of Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards, 2019Will Dean
Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, 2020
Red Snow is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dark Pines, selected for ITV’s Zoe Ball Book Club
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?
‘A complex plot suffused with the nightmarish quality of Twin Peaks and a tough-minded, resourceful protagonist add up to a stand-out read.’
'For all those who loved Dark Pines by Will Dean I can tell you that the forthcoming sequel, Red Snow is even better. Scandi noir meets Gormenghast. Just wonderful. Can’t get enough of Tuva Moodyson...'
'With a sense of menace that fairly snaps at your heels, this is a truly fabulous read... The dark, twisty and somewhat quirky plot kept me on constant alert from start to finish. Red Snow is edgy, intricate, and right up there for me, this is Scandi-noir with brass knobs on!'
‘Makes the blood run even colder than Dark Pines: Will Dean goes from strength to strength.’
‘A treat… Total Scandi vibes, a cracking plot and a hugely likeable heroine: the dream.’
‘Will’s writing is so original and just incredibly elegant. I LOVED Dark Pines and Red Snow is even better.’
'This is a crime novel of poise and polish, peopled with utterly compelling characters. Claustrophobic, chilling and as dark as liquorice. Brilliant.'
‘Thoroughly enjoyed Red Snow… Great Scandi noir with an excellent heroine. Though beware – liquorice will never taste the same again.’
‘Dean masterfully ramps up the tension and claustrophobia throughout the story’s sinister series of events before delivering an unexpected and satisfying finale. Tuva is a wonderful creation and Dean’s series is not to be missed.’
‘Even better than the original… Dean couldn't have a finer talent for ingenious metaphorical description of snowy landscapes as if he were an Inuit. His feeling for place is matched by the quality of his characterizations, and his book is blessed with one of those wonderful multi-layered plots in which a dozen mysteries large and small are finally connected at the end with a craftsman’s skill. This is just what crime fiction readers want: the old magic formula made to seem fresh.’
'An ice-cold chiller, deeply layered, humorous and beautifully finessed. I adored Dark Pines, Red Snow is even better.'