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Far from Home by T A Williams #Review #BeneathItalianSkiesBook3

  As ever, I am delighted to feature another romance by T A Williams , set in beautiful Italy. Far from Home was published by Canelo on May 9th. The secrets of the past will unlock her future… Working in the fast-paced foreign exchange market in Canary Wharf, Amy never expected her job to drive her to collapse. With her doctor advising she take a month off work, when Amy receives a solicitor’s letter informing her of a surprise inheritance in Italy, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. But who on earth has left her a house in the sleepy Tuscan hills? As she gets to know the town and its inhabitants, Amy discovers more about the mysterious man who named her in his will. Shocking family secrets come to light, leaving Amy questioning the life she knew. The town of Sant’Antonio holds more than just secrets. Here, Amy meets Adam, a renowned TV journalist whose documentaries take him to dangerous places. But as their attraction grows, so do Amy’s worries. Her life is in England,

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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