Black River by Will Dean


Black River by Will Dean



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?

My Review:

Following on from Dark Pines and Red Snow, Will Dean is back with Black River (Point Blank) which was published last month. Tuva Moodyson is back and I have to say I have missed her. This is a series I would happily recommend to anyone.


Just when you though Tuva had left Gavric for good! Tuva has had her problems and was living a life free from the poison that was ruining her life but now she is back in Gavric and she is on a mission to find her close friend Tammy and she is in trouble. A tip off phone call and it is feared Tammy may have been kidnapped.

It is midsummer, there may not be the ice and snow of a long dark Swedish winter but the Summer’s hold their own problems and the insects are just one! Tammy’s life is in danger and Tuva must risk her own to save her friend. It is the small town of Snake River is close and they are wary of anyone from outside. It is tense and the town holds some very unusual characters. The sisters who carve Trolls are just two. And they are not very forthcoming in wanting to help. But then when another woman goes missing people realise something is very wrong. Snake River is not just a name given to the town.

I have always had a sense of claustrophobia reading Will Dean’s series and that may be just something to do with the towns folk. Jeepers I would stay off the streets or move out if I was there as Gavric gives me the creeps. But saying that Black River is just brilliant. It was always going to be, I had never had any doubts. A mind blowing blockbuster of a read. Will Dean creates his characters and weaves a storyline that you the reader gets pulled into. I dare you put this one down.

Being back in Gavric brings back all those memories that Tuva escaped from to start a new life in Malmo as a reporter. But now something sinister is gown down and Tuva must use all her skill and keep her wits about her because saving her friend may put her own life at risk.

Another big hit for Will Dean, Black River is packed full of suspense enough to keep you awake at night. Highly Recommended.

384 Pages.

Thank you to Point Blank Books for the review copy of Black River by Will Dean.

Black River by Will Dean was published by Pont Blank Books and was published on 12th March 2020 and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop. During the current lock-down many bookshops are still offering delivery with some independent bookshops offering free delivery. Please during these difficult times order through your local independent bookshop.







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