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?
I really enjoyed Dark Pines by the author, which is the first book where we get to meet local reporter Tuva. I loved being whisked back to Gavrik at one of the coldest times of the year. Especially as it made me thankful of the temperatures we get here in the UK.
The story centres round the liquorice factory and the family who own it. It certainly piqued my interest, especially as Tuva seemed to be literally falling over dead bodies at every turn! I mean come on who doesn’t like a high body count? The more the merrier for me.
What I loved is that a lot of the weird and not so weird characters we get to meet in the first book, are back again in this book, with lots of new ones. It always surprises me how many books are set in small areas and yet apart from a couple of characters, the rest are always new ones tot he readers. I really like how the author incorporates them all some how in this one which really adds to the story and it felt more comforting somehow as I knew a lot of the characters. Even though over half of them I would still steer clear of as they are very strange to say the least.
The story also pretty much follows on from the last book. It does actually read well as a stand alone though. It has left me wondering though if this the last we will be seeing of Tuva or if the author has more books in a series planned. I’m really hoping it is the latter as I think there is so much more to come from this heroine.
Red Snow is the perfect title for this book. I loved the authors descriptions as it brings Gavrik to life and had me huddling up trying to keep warm. It wasn’t only the mention of the snow but the chilling deaths that gave me goosebumps. A truly chilling, nail biter of a read. Please, please, please let there be more to come from Tuva!
My thanks to Oneworld Publications and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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