Dark Pines: A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1 (Paperback)Will Dean (author)
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The bodies were all found out in the woods and they were mutilated in some way, and that’s about all I know. Local people don’t like to talk about it. And the ones that do aren’t worth listening to.
SEE NO EVIL
Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town.
HEAR NO EVIL
Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.
SPEAK NO EVIL
A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.
Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim? She'd like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.
The debut novel from British author Will Dean (who moved to Sweden in 2012), Dark Pines is set to be the first novel in a gripping new Scandi-noir thriller series with a strikingly memorable heroine. Poised on knife-edge throughout, as the Guardian writes this novel ‘crackles along at a roaring pace, as Dean piles on sinister locals, hideous troll figures and danger in the dripping wet forest, weaving elements of myth into the tale’. It’s a novel to devour in one breathless sitting.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'The tension is unrelenting, and I can't wait for Tuva's next outing.' - Val McDermid'Memorably atmospheric, with a dogged and engaging protagonist, this is a compelling start to what promises to be an excellent series.' - The Guardian *
'New author challenges the Scandi crime giants on their home soil with this strong contender set in wintry Swedish countryside.' - The Times and the Sunday Times Crime Club
'[Dark Pines] crackles along at a roaring pace... This is the first in a series, and Moodyson, whose deafness is handled sensitively by Dean, is a character whose progress is worth following.' - The Observer
'A refreshingly different approach to Nordic Noir with a soupcon of Twin Peaks.' - Sunday Express
'A haunting example of stylish storytelling set in the northern wilds of rural Sweden... The heroine is Tuva Moodyson, a deaf young female reporter on the small town's local paper, who is as superbly evoked as the forest she is forced to investigate when a man is found shot dead in its midst... Dean never lets the tension drop as his story grows ever more sinister.' - Daily Mail
'A dark and gripping debut...an intriguing and distinctive addition to the Scandinavian Noir landscape...Dean is definitely an author to look out for in the future.' - Big Issue
'Will Dean is a British author who now lives in a forest in rural Sweden so he's perfectly placed to write an atmospheric Scandi thriller - and, boy, does he deliver... Dark Pines is a just one more chapter page-turner with bags of atmosphere, and a brilliant protagonist that I hope to see more of in the future.' - Lisa Gray, Daily Record
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“Gripping Swedish thriller”
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