#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 NORWAYSCOTLAND 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….

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  1. User: Judy Smith

    Posted on: 10/12/2018 at 8:18 am

    Paper back please


  2. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 09/12/2018 at 7:42 am

    Dark Pines was fabulously creepy and I loved the character of Tuva.


  3. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 06/12/2018 at 7:09 am

    I read and reviewed the first book on Amazon and Goodreads and would love to read and review a paperback copy of Red Snow. Many thanks x


  4. User: Sandra Firth

    Posted on: 05/12/2018 at 11:29 pm

    Either is fine thanks


  5. User: Lesley Morton

    Posted on: 05/12/2018 at 4:19 pm

    I would love to have a paper copy of Red Snow. Fingers crossed


  6. User: John Lushbough

    Posted on: 05/12/2018 at 3:02 pm

    Digital copy, please.


  7. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 05/12/2018 at 4:58 am

    Paper copy please


  8. User: Judy smith

    Posted on: 04/12/2018 at 6:53 pm

    It’s a yes from me please.xx
    Paperback edition


  9. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 04/12/2018 at 6:52 pm

    Paper copy please, sounds great!


  10. User: claire Thorpe

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 11:38 pm

    Paper please, sounds like a good read


  11. User: Denise Price

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 4:57 pm

    Either please. I’ve always wanted to visit Sweden. I absolutely loved dark pines and can’t wait to read red snow.


  12. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 4:49 pm

    A paperback copy would be perfect if possible please


  13. User: Hannah

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 4:30 pm

    Digital please!


  14. User: Jayne Bulkeley

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to read this. Paper please.


  15. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 03/12/2018 at 11:23 am

    Oh my word, just reading about the liquorice coins over the eyes sent a shiver down my spine. How sinister! Paper copy if I’m lucky please


  16. User: Gabriella Spiniello

    Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 10:24 pm

    Digital would be wonderful please


  17. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 02/12/2018 at 4:07 pm

    I like Scandi Noir and liquorice so would love to join in with this one! May I have a paper copy, please?


  18. User: Theresa Wakeley

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 12:45 pm

    I prefer paper!


  19. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 8:36 am

    Paper please


  20. User: Teresa McGovern

    Posted on: 01/12/2018 at 5:57 am

    Either please


  21. User: Kathryn Timaeus

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 6:59 pm

    Digital copy please as I shall be travelling in South America. Sweden is definitely on the bucket list.


  22. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 6:45 pm

    Paper back copy please. We are reading Norse fiction in my book club in January, Maybe I could impress them reading this!


  23. User: Judy smith

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 5:21 pm

    Paper copy please sounds a good read


  24. User: Melissa Newman

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 2:28 pm

    Either for me. Loved loved loved Dark Pines and cannot wait to be reunited with Tuva.


    1 Comment

    • User: Maureen Julian

      Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 3:22 pm

      A paper copy please – I just love the feel of a book rather than holding a kindele.


  25. User: claire Broomsgrove

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 12:17 pm

    A paper copy please. sounds a brilliant winter read, thank you


    1 Comment

    • User: Colin Cole

      Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 1:18 pm

      Digital please. Would love to join in.


  26. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 11:40 am

    Paper please, I really enjoyed Dark Pines. The Tuva character is so well written & believable, can’t wait to read her next outing.


  27. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 11:22 am

    Exciting! Paperback would be great.


  28. User: Linda Oliver

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 11:15 am

    Digital would be perfect. Would love to read along.


  29. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 10:32 am

    Paperback – would so love to win & read this as I read Dark Pines and really enjoyed it. So, fingers crossed!


  30. User: Helen Clayton

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 10:14 am

    Paper copy please.


  31. User: Susan Lacey

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 9:43 am

    Oooh, another new author to source! Would love a copy – just love my arm chair travels with Trip Fiction ❤️❤️❤️


  32. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 30/11/2018 at 9:31 am

    I’d love to read a paper copy please x


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