An isolated Swedish town.
A deaf reporter terrified of nature.
A dense spruce forest overdue for harvest.
A pair of eyeless hunters found murdered in the woods.
It’s week one of the Swedish elk hunt and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva Moodyson investigates the story that could make her career she stumbles on a web of secrets that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the Medusa killings twenty years ago? Is someone following her? Why take the eyes? Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik.
After hearing so many good things about this book from my book friends, I knew I had to read it. As usual, they were right.
The setting really adds to the story line. Not only is it bitterly cold but it is also a small minded town with surrounding woodland. I didn’t envy Tuva at all investigating a recent murder, especially as a lot of the suspects were total weirdos. Honestly, you have to read this yourself. I felt uncomfortable when Tuva was in their presence never mind Tuva herself!
Tuava I loved. There is definitely more about her time in London I would love to find out more of but I’m sure this will come out further into the series. She has a lot on her plate with a dying mother and trying to get a break with a good story. She certainly stands out as a protagonist with her being deaf. It was great to see her perspective on things and will probably make people think twice before asking certain questions. I also loved how she seems to be a bit of a fan of wine gums, my favourite sweets.
Dark Pines held my attention throughout and has left me very much looking forward to more. It’s packed full of suspense and I was constantly second guessing at who the murderer could be. Totally had me shocked when we find out who it is and didn’t see it coming what so ever. A gripping and entertaining read.
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