TripFiction’s top 10 books of 2018
#TFBookClub reads ‘Red Snow’ set in SWEDEN
30th November 2018
#TFBookClub January/February 2019
Our first eleven outings for the #TFBookClub have seen us travel the world, seeing different locations through the eyes of authors:
- We have so far been #OnLiteraryLocation in SARDINIA with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea
- We have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black
- We have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed
- We have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT,
- We have met Harriet Steel’s Inspector de Silva in 1930s CEYLON (now SRI LANKA), experiencing Trouble in Nuala
- We have time-travelled to exotic GRANADA in historic ANDALUCIA SPAIN with Jane Johnson’s Court of Lions
- We have dived into the beautiful CYCLADES in GREECE with Hannah Fielding’s Aphrodite’s Tears
- We have returned to CEYLON (now SRI LANKA) with The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
- We have gone west to CORNWALL with One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick
- We travelled to NORWAY, SCOTLAND and FRANCE with The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting
- And most recently we were in wintry WALES with dark crime thriller Halfway by B. E. Jones
Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to SWEDEN with Red Snow: A Tuva Moodyson Mystery by Will Dean, and the eagerly awaited follow up to Dark Pines. We are offering you the chance to be a really early reader as the paperback isn’t out until Summer 2019!!
One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?
Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.
Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who’s to say the Ferryman will let her go?
‘This is a crime novel of poise and polish, peopled with utterly compelling characters. Claustrophobic, chilling and as dark as liquorice. Brilliant.’ (Fiona Cummings)
‘An ice-cold chiller, deeply layered, humorous and beautifully finessed. I adored Dark Pines, Red Snow is even better.’ (Chris Whitaker)
Apply for a copy to read along:
If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during January and early February 2019, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER (UK only) or DIGITAL for world readers (via Netgalley) or EITHER – by midnight 10th December 2018. The first names out of the hat on TUESDAY 11th December 2018 will be sent copies of the book (the paperback versions will be ARCs, Advance Reader Copies). After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.
We will be in touch after the 10th December if you are one of our lucky readers! Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 10th December 2018! Plenty of time to get Christmas out of the way before we start to read early January….
Andrew and Tina for the TripFiction team
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