Just started reading Dark Pines, by Will Dean – the sequel to his sensational debut, Red Snow, a Swedish crime novel featuring a deaf, bisexual investigative reporter from the local paper A third of the way through and it is gripping all the way, very professionally done and very original. In the deluge of crime novels that come my way (and that are published every month), this one is truly unique. Hope to review it soon. Here is the publisher’s blurb:

Selected for ITV’s Zoe Ball Book Club and shortlisted for the Guardian‘s Not the Booker prize

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.

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