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Red Snow

(Tuva Moodyson Mystery #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  253 ratings  ·  86 reviews
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 ammu
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 10th 2019 by Oneworld Publications
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Having loved Dark Pines by Will Dean, I was overjoyed to return to the isolated, intensely claustrophobic small town of Gavrik in Sweden. After the Medusa Murders investigation and the death of her mother, 26 year old bisexual and deaf since childhood reporter, Tuva Moodyson, has acquired the much desired ticket out of Gavrik, a journalist position in the bigger town of Malmo. However, plagued by guilt over her mother, the end days working at the Gavrik Posten and living in the town is a more bi ...more
Lucy Langford

Since the success with her investigation and reporting into the Medusa Murders in Book 1, 'Dark Pines', Tuva Moodyson is offered a more lucrative job offer at a bi-weekly newspaper in a new town. It's time for Tuva to move away from the claustrophobic, consuming, small town of Gavrik. However, before she can leave this small town a public suicide occurs and there is a murder. Strangely, both victims are found on the grounds of the Grimberg Liquorice Factory, with liquorice coins found on the
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I really, really wanted to like Red Snow. But, I faced the same problem with this book as I did with Dark Pines. It's too slow. It's repetitive. And, I find myself just not completely taken with Tuva Moodyson. And, it's hard to really enjoy a book when the main character just doesn't click with you.

Now, many, many love this series so I'm probably just not the right reader. It could be because I'm Swedish and I totally miss the exotic part of this book since I do shop at ICA Maxi often and yes i
Miriam Smith
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: twitter
Having very recently read the first in the deaf investigative reporter Tuva Moodyson series "Dark Pines" and having a few issues with her, the main character, I wasn't sure whether this book the follow up to it, "Red Snow" would be the one that would change my opinion of her. Although I did enjoy the story line much more in "Red Snow" and wanted to see it through to the end, I still found her very difficult to endear to and found her to be a moaning, dull and boring character that hadn't changed ...more
Crime by the Book
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 stars for this atmospheric & personality-filled crime novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this read: its immersive atmosphere, its quirky and compelling cast of characters, and its small-town setting all come together to create a genuinely unique and engrossing crime story. While it's definitely a slow-burner, the payoff is worth it!

One note: because it's so focused on small-town life, it's a story that's smaller in scope - aka there aren't as many changes of location, etc. - just something to
Liz Barnsley
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red Snow was hotly anticipated by me that’s for sure and rather than devour it I’ve taken my time, such beautiful writing and a return to Tuva’s world has made for a purely joyful reading experience and having read the last couple of chapters this morning I’m sad to see it go.

Tuva really is an extraordinary character, Red Snow finds her involved with an intriguing family dynamic as she prepares to leave Gavrik behind her and move on. A suicide, a murder and a hidden agenda makes for a tough inve
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I finished Dark Pines last year, I’ve impatiently been awaiting this follow-up and another opportunity to hang out with the absolutely fabulous Tuva Moodyson. Let me tell you, it was most definitely worth the wait!

Nothing much seems to have happened in Gavrik since we visited it last time but that’s all about to change when Tuva Moodyson witnesses a suicide. The head of the Grimberg family jumps off the roof of their factory to his death. The Grimberg family has had its fair share of
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suprisingly, 5-stars. The pacing is slow and easy, the prose superb. I was at first disappointed in the book, then captured completely. Best of all, there are some truly fine quotations from the book that I've listed below.

This is a wonderful excursion into a small town dominated by a strange and powerful family. A family beset long by tragedy after tragedy, we assume due to their own poisonous wealth and arrogance, but no.

There is a mystery here, a villain, but the real story is in the complex
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

You'll not forget this visit to Gavrik, Sweden

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Tuva and Will Dean more, there comes along a book that makes me hug both of them very tightly indeed. Whilst sharing liquorice with them both.

I couldn’t wait to start sharing the Red Snow love – just wait until you see what that title refers to as well! It’s not as obvious as you think.

There’s a great mystery in this one with shades of book one loitering in the background. Tuva has a new job in Malmo but before she
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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 coun
Dark Pines was one of my favourite books of 2017, so I did a very merry happy dance when I received an ARC of Will Dean’s latest book, Red Snow, which was a must-read for me before I even knew of its existence. I absolutely adored Tuva Moodyson, the journalist who starred in Dark Pines and makes her comeback here, getting drawn into yet another dark and sinister crime story in the small town of Gavrik in Sweden’s north.

After the death of her mother and the events that unfolded in Dark Pines, Tuv
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My eleventh book of 2019 and RED SNOW by Will Dean has completely blown me away.

A suicide by a prominent member of society and owner of the liquorice factory, and a dead body that has been bludgeoned from behind and laid out with liquorice coins covering his eyes, and this is just the beginning for the residents of Gavrik.
Tuva Moodyson has only just begun to move on from what happened before and is looking forward to moving on to a new place and a new newspaper. But she cannot leave this town b
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read and share my review with others.


Wow this book! Tuva is one heck of a female heroine and is such a wonderful, charismatic, funny, and determined character. I loved reading about her adventures in this book and I truly love how hard core she is! She has a wonderful personality and it is clearly shown in Red Snow.

Red S
Tracy Fenton
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As mentioned above I absolutely LOVED Dark Pines and decided to keep Red Snow until the week before the #blogtour so it’s fresh in my mind. I started reading this book on a Friday and had the entire weekend to savour and devour the book, but for some reason it was taking me ages to read it and I didn’t understand why. The storyline was gripping, the characters fascinating, the writing was beautiful and brilliant but what would normally take me 5-6 hours took me almost 10-12 hours to read and the ...more
Joanne Robertson
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having absolutely loved Dark Pines I was desperate to read this second book about the unusual heroine and her life in the small Swedish town of Gavrik. So if you haven’t read Dark Pines (then WHY NOT?! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!) I think you can definitely read Red Snow as a stand-alone novel but a backstory into this unique environment and the characters who inhabit it, would certainly add an extra layer of knowledge to your understanding of the plot.

My proof copy of Red Snow came will some deliciou
Susan Hampson
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I have to say that this book gave me a real look at living off the beaten track in a small town in Sweden, where there is no postcard images to attract visitors. It is a working town with Liquorice production the main source of income for the residents of Gavrik. The winter is harsher than normal, the people are cold and suffering from dry skin that has to be constantly moisturised to stop it getting sore and cracked. This is the reality of every day life for most of the residents. It certainly ...more
Rowena Hoseason
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Like the very best Nordic noir, Red Snow conveys an eerie sense of place, of the suffocating claustrophobia endured by the inhabitants of a small Swedish town in frozen February. And like the very best crime fiction, the story in Red Snow centres on a remarkable protagonist, a touchstone for her time.

Tuva Moodyson is a recently bereaved, independent, professional and intelligent young woman. She’s also isolated, deaf and bisexual. You might expect Tuva to be a postergirl for the #MeToo generati
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thriller set in SWEDEN - a great addition to the ScandiNoir genre

Red Snow is the much anticipated follow up to Will’s first novel, Dark Pines. It is set in the same small fictional town of Gavrik in the actual Värmland area of central Sweden. Many of the key characters are the same – Tuva (the deaf reporter on the local paper), Lena (her boss), Tam (Tuva’s Vietnamese friend), David (the ghost writer who lives up in the nearby Utgard forest), Alice and Cornelia (the two troll making sisters), Vig
Rachel Hall
The first of Will Dean’s Swedish set thrillers, Dark Pines, left me distinctly underwhelmed and unconvinced that investigative journalist and deaf bisexual lead character, Tuva Moodyson, had the makings of a strong protagonist. With an oddly jarring narrative that proved rather distracting, an abundance of repetitive detail and a sluggish pace throughout, some excessive and rather unbelievable plot twists into the close made for a overly melodramatic reveal to expose the killer. In contrast to t ...more
Laura Rash
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read Dark Pines I was so drawn into the story that I felt like I was in that Swedish forest with Tuva. Red Snow took me right back there from the first page and I felt like crying out “I don’t want to leave!” when I turned the last page!
Will Dean certainly hit it out of the park with this second book and if possible, it was more in depth and entertaining than the first. Some quick wit from Tuva had me smirking and the character descriptions were so spot on I felt like I was seeing them.
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tf, paused
It is my first outing with Tuva properly, I tried to squeeze Dark Pines in but only got 10% in before I had to get cracking on Red Snow. Now I will admit, I have not completely finished the book due to my poor scheduling skills and some personal things going on, but I am near the end and for that, I am sorry both to Anne and Will. So whilst I am in the dark about the ending I can still comment on the book.

I related a lot to Tuva, she did make me smile with her slight obsession with the new cop!
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Dark Pines in December 2017 and as soon as I’d finished I was desperate to read more about Tuva Moodyson – I loved her character so much (along with the numerous shady people that also inhabited the small Swedish town of Gavrik)! I was delighted to get hold of the next in the series Red Snow. Some familiar characters are back (the Troll Sisters for example) and we are introduced to a few new intriguing ones as well. This could be read as a standalone but I would recommend that you read Da ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: january-2019
No surprise that I loved Red Snow as much as I loved Dark Pines.

Red Snow continues with Tuva getting ready to move to a better job out of this dark, cold, weird little town. The mystery in this book centres around the licorice factory, one of the biggest sources of work for the town. The family that run it are secretive and quirky and damaged and Tuva befriends them to learn all about them and their history.
Some of the same characters as the first and some new favourites, Red Snow is atmospheri
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first book Dark Pines and I loved this one even more. Tuva Moodyson is such an endearing character and so well written. The book is typical scandi noir at its very best , dark and brooding and just fabulous making it a book I really can't fault. I look forward to the next and thank you Will Dean for a brilliant read.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Red Snow the Tuva Moodyson novel 2 is a fabulous follow up from Dark Pines. If you like reading novels by Val Merdmid then you will most certainly love reading new author Will Dean. The author Will Dean has become my new favourite author after reviewing Dark Pines, he is also one my favourite authors from the publisher One World.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the absolute highlights of my month was getting to advance read Red Snow by Will Dean which is the second book in his Tuva Moodyson series. From the minute he announced there was a second book coming I was DYING to get my hands on it, because his first book, Dark Pines, was a book that just smacked me in the head with instant love. Will’s writing and storytelling style just click for me as a reader. I can’t explain in, it’s just book magic.

I actively forced myself not to rush through thi
Beth (bibliobeth)
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour today for the second book in Will Dean's fabulous Scandinavian crime series featuring Tuva Moodyson who has now been officially confirmed as one of my new favourite characters in fiction. I was incredibly silly and delayed reading the first in the series, Dark Pines until recently but now I've read both, I'm delighted to count myself as an eager fan. Thank you so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and to Point Bl ...more
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-challenge
I was quite late to the Tuva appreciation party, having not read (or in my case listened to) Dark Pines until around the end of May last year. I'd seen my fellow bloggers rave about the book and I'd even heard the author, Will Dean, talk about the book at Granite Noir. Even did a reading which, I have to admit, did catch my attention. So when I had the opportunity (courtesy of a long drive to Stirling and back) to listen to the audio book, I grabbed it. Very glad of it I was too. So when I heard ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My plan to read Dark Pines before reading this sequel didn’t work out but I had no problems reading this as a standalone. There are references to a previous case but no spoilers and I had no problem with not knowing any characters. I also avoided reading the synopsis. All I knew about the series was what I had seen on social media and what I learned from attending an event that featured the author last year.

I have to mention the climate. Temperatures as low as -22 are not something I can imagine
Fiona Erskine
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the level of gratuitous violence escalated, I’d stopped reading Scandinavian crime fiction; graphic torture of the powerless is not my idea of entertainment. Then along came Will Dean, my new guilty pleasure.

His writing is mellifluous, Tuva – his protagonist – delightfully normal. There’s plenty of gore (frozen eyeballs, splattered brains) but all diluted with brickbats of shock and buckets of compassion.

I loved Dark Pines and was lucky enough to receive an advance proof copy of Red Snow fr
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