Selected for ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club and shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker prize
A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year
‘Will Dean’s atmospheric crime thriller marks him out as a talent to watch. Dark Pines is stylish, compelling and as chilling as a Swedish winter.’ Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
‘Atmospheric, creepy and tense. Loved the Twin Peaks vibe. Loved Tuva. More please!’ C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
For fans of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects and Peter Høeg’s Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, a brand new debut crime writer introduces a Scandi-noir Tuva Moodyson Mystery
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Introducing the memorable character of reporter Tuva Moodyson, Dark Pines is a taut thriller that begins after an ominous elk hunt in a remote Swedish forest. A hunter turns up dead and disfigured, sparking an investigation that takes Tuva far beyond her small-town newspaper beat—and forces her to confront her own past as well as a string of previous murders. Deaf without the assistance of hearing aids, Tuva narrates the book with a fresh, genuine voice, even as the tension ramps up. Author Will Dean brings the Swedish winter to atmospheric life, complemented by methodical character building and clever plot twists.
Gripping story with lots of twists and turns - a chilling story from a cold region.
I'm not usually one for leaving a few words but this is the best book I've read in many a year. Wonderfully written from one persons perspective, keeping me hooked right up to the unexpected end.