Wolf Pack – Will Dean (Tuva Moodyson Book 5)

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?

Book Information: Print Length: 323 pages. Publisher: Point Blank. Publication Date: 8th September 2022

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.

My Review

Wolf Pack by Will Dean in the 5th book in the wonderful series featuring Tuva Moodyson and whilst all the books can be read as standalones, personally I would recommend reading them in order especially as book 4 Bad Apples ends on a cliff hanger and this book picks up several months later.

Something AWFUL happened in Book 4 (see my review here) and I’m not going to spoil it for you, but the reader finds out in Wolf Pack and now Tuva is struggling in so many ways both personally and professionally and has lost her way dealing with the fall out of the awful event.

In Wolf Pack, Tuva finds herself right in the centre of the search for a missing girl, last seen at an isolated farm run by a group of survivalists who are wary of outsiders. Tuva is far more vulnerable now, yet her behaviour is reckless which puts her at danger throughout the book.

To me this series is less about the “crimes” and more about the characters and the tiny Toytown in Sweden that Will Dean brings to life. I feel that I know Gavrik so well that I don’t even need a SatNav to get from the The Grimberg Liquorice Factory to Snake River.

There is something almost comforting reading about Tuva Moodyson and when I pick up a book in the series I always know I will be entertained and shocked in equal measures. I’ve said it before and I will say it again “Atmospheric, creepy, tense, dark, descriptive, gripping and beautifully written”.

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