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Blog Tour: Wolf Pack – Will Dean

When there’s a pack on the hunt, nobody’s safe…

After the traumatic events of the past year, Tuva is back as deputy editor reporting for the Gavrik Posten, but her world will never be the same.

A closed community. Rose Farm is home to a group of survivalists, heavily armed and completely cut off from the outside world.

A missing person. A young woman, Elsa Nyberg, goes missing within the perimeter of the farm compound. Can Tuva talk her way inside the tight-knit group to find her?

A frantic search. As Tuva attempts to unmask the culprit, she gains unique access to the residents. But soon she herself is in danger of the pack turning against her. Can she make her way back to safety and expose the truth?

Will Dean’s most heart-pounding Tuva Moodyson thriller yet takes Tuva to her limits, both professionally and in her personal life. Can she, and will she, make the right choice?

WILL DEAN lives in the middle of a vast elk forest in Sweden, where the Tuva Moodyson novels are set. He grew up in the East Midlands. After studying Law at the LSE, and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden and built a wooden house in a boggy clearing, where he lives with his wife and son, and it’s from this base that he reads and writes. Will Dean is the author of Dark Pines, Red Snow, Black River and Bad Apples in the Tuva Moodyson series. His debut novel in the series, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club and shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize. The second, Red Snow, won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards and was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020, as was his third novel, Black River. The series is in development for television. Will is also the author of two stand-alone novels, The Last Thing to Burn, shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022, and First Born, both published by Hodder. Will Dean posts regularly about reading and writing on YouTube and you can find him on Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. @willrdean TikTok: will_dean_author YouTube: Will Dean – Forest Author

My thoughts: I love Will Dean’s writing and I love Tuva Moodyson – she’s a great character, clever, stubborn and determined to get to the root of the story, even when she gets into trouble and puts herself in danger.

Investigating a missing person case on a private and somewhat sinister farm, which hosts a group of “preppers” with some extreme beliefs and a disturbing number of weapons, Tuva gets in a little too deep.

The people on the farm are planning to basically cut themselves off and go entirely self sufficient – because they don’t believe the world as we know it can sustain itself. They grow their own food, produce their own power with solar panels, and plan to defend their land and lives with their huge arsenal.

But a worker on their farm is missing and that brings unwanted scrutiny from the police and from Tuva – as the press.

Tuva is still reeling from her last case, which ended with her girlfriend Noora now reduced to a vegetable, cared for by her loving parents, but no longer able to communicate. This is portrayed incredibly sensitively. Tuva still loves her very much, but is beginning to lose hope that Noora will recover. Much as with Tuva’s own deafness, Noora’s terrible sad condition is not sensationalised and is so moving and heartbreaking. It adds another dimension to Tuva’s character and as she’s such a loner, it gives her another connection to the world.

This series in general is brilliant and this latest condition continues to cement Will Dean as one of my favourite writers.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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