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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

Red Snow

I am really excited to be on the blog tour to celebrate Will Dean's second novel, Red Snow. I thoroughly enjoyed his debut, Dark Pines and you can read why just here.


TWO BODIES One suicide.  One cold-blooded murder.  Are they connected?   And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?

TWO COINS Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes.  The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.

TWO WEEKS 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? 

My Thoughts
This is the second Tuva Moodyson novel and I found her character to be just as fascinating as in the first. There are many layers to her personality and during the book, she continues to try to come to terms with the loss of her parents and moving away. Although you could read this as a standalone, I think that it is better read after Dark Pines, to understand the community of Gavrik and the characters who featured there. 

    There are plenty of new characters to interest in this thriller. I particularly liked the Grimberg women who all seem so complicated and impossible to decipher. This is an atmospheric and tense story. The oppressive, bitter weather envelops the action and every time Tuva drives out into the woods, you feel the tension it creates. I loved Tuva's description of Garvik as cut-off, a place which is isolated by its attitude and you feel this more and more as the plot develops. Above all, I found the imagery of the red snow to be so arresting- red for danger- red for murder!

In short: Scandi noir to savour!
About the Author


WILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying at the LSE and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.      #RedSnow  You can follow Will here: @willrdean 

and his publisher @PtBlankBks 
  Thanks to Will Dean, Point Blank Books and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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  1. Huge thanks for your continued Blog Tour support Pam x


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