Black River


About The Book

Black River is an electrifying return for relentless reporter Tuva Moodyson, from the author of Dark Pines and Red Snow.


Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy Yamnim has gone missing.


Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search efforts?


Surrounded by dark pine forest, the sinister residents of Snake River are suspicious of outsiders. Unfortunately, they also hold all the answers. On the shortest night of the year, Tuva must fight to save her friend. The only question is who will be there to save Tuva?

Product Details

  • Publisher: Point Blank (February 12, 2020)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786077127

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Raves and Reviews

'Just finished Will Dean's Black River. Splendid to catch up with Tuva Moodyson and that very special world... Such a BRILLIANT central character...great on women’s friendships.'

– Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island series and the Vera Stanhope novels

'Once again, I LOVED it!!! Do yourself a favour and read the first two books in the series.'

– Marian Keyes, author of The Break

'Devouring Will Dean's Black River, possibly my favourite of his Tuva Moodyson mysteries. Certainly one of the best series of recent years – the perfect blend of pace, plot & atmosphere.'

– Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars

'Well, this was another absolute cracker. Thank you Will Dean for letting me spend some more time with one of my favourite crime fiction characters – Tuva Moodyson. Atmospheric, creepy and utterly gripping.'

– Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door

'Black River what can I say? Will Dean raises the bar yet again. Suspenseful, distinctive, each page crackles with menace. Everything you could want in a thriller.'

– Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

'Absolutely love the Tuva Moodyson crime series and Black River doesn’t disappoint... Knocked it out of the park.'

– Sam Baker, author of The Woman Who Ran

'Terrifically tense, Black River is Tuva's most intense story yet. Loved it.'

– Alice Clark-Platts, author of The Flower Girls

'Black River is an incredible read! Be ready for March 2020 people, Tuva is back with a bang'

– Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

'Best Tuva yet! And I’ve loved them all.'

– Jane Fallon, author of Tell Me a Secret

'I can’t believe how Will Dean keeps getting better and better! ONCE AGAIN I thought I was soooo smart and knew what was going on and ONCE AGAIN I did not! I loved this one *so* much, loved all the new characters and places. And it’s so PACY! A dream.'

– Bethany Rutter, author of No Big Deal

'Dean just gets better and better and this chilling, gripping story features one of the best crime fiction leads of the last decade.'

– The Bookbag

'Just brilliant. Tense, atmospheric, original with a lead character who's not like any other.'

– Hayley Webster, author of Jar Baby

'Finished this BRILLIANT read last night… Will Dean's Black River is tense, searingly emotive and visceral, and I absolutely loved it. Thrilled to have Tuva back!'

– Karen Sullivan, publisher at Orenda Books

'A closed community with a deadly sense of loyalty. This book will give you the shivers...this is a fine, fine read.'

– The Booktrail

'My favourite Tuva novel yet...atmospheric and chilling.'

– Jane Casey, author of Cruel Acts

Praise for the Tuva Moodyson Mysteries:

'Tuva is a wonderful creation and Dean's series is not to be missed'

Daily Express

'[Will Dean] has the potential to be one of the significant voices of his generation'

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