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by Point Blank, 4 January 2018. ISBN: 978-1-78607-253-5 (PB)
The author, who is
British, has made rural Sweden his home since 2012 and this is his debut
novel.Right from the start the reader
is thrust into sub-zero temperatures, a dank and thick forest the size of an
English county, the rituals of elk hunting, eyeless corpses and a young blonde
investigator, Tuva Moodyson.
she’s no ordinary lass. She’s a reporter, afflicted by deafness and wearing
hearing aids, who works on a local newspaper in the small town of Gavrik, where
everyone knows everyone. She links the latest killings to similar ones that
occurred in the forest twenty years earlier and pokes her nose into where she’s
definitely not welcome, like the creepy, isolated inhabitants of Mossen deep in
the woods where the bodies are discovered. She treads a delicate path between
exposing the truth and staying on the right side of the local community who’s
averse to its town being depicted as unsafe and depraved.
hearing aids must remain dry if they are to function properly and she’s hampered
by the never-ending rain and damp. Nevertheless, despite her fears and the
hostility of the locals, she intrepidly presses on alone, a thorn in the side
of the local police force, and, in terrifying circumstances, homes in on the
readers may find that at times the pace slows down and take a while to pick up but
when it does the author cranks up the pressure and piles on the sinister
elements rendering the conclusion satisfyingly unexpected.
is a stunning chiller of a thriller and, intended as the first in a series,
readers will look forward to more of Tuva, and her unique style of
Will Deangrew up
in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of
eighteen. After studying Law at LSE, and working many varied jobs in London, he
settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy
forest clearing and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.Dark
Pines is his first novel.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.