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  • Location: Sweden ,Varmland county, "Gavrik"

Black River

Black River

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The third in the Tuva Moodyson trilogy

  • ISBN: 978-1786077110
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy Yamnim has gone missing.


Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search efforts?


Surrounded by dark pine forest, the sinister residents of Snake River are suspicious of outsiders. Unfortunately, they also hold all the answers. On the shortest night of the year, Tuva must fight to save her friend. The only question is who will be there to save Tuva?

Travel Guide

Travel to Sweden – “Gavrik” BookTrail style

Gavrik – Meet the Author on location

If you are afraid of snakes, boggy forests, insects buzzing around your head and dead things…..read this for a REAL treat to scare you.

Dare to wander in Utgard Forest, around the remote and boggy land of Gavrik, past the smelly Liquorice factory and feel the scent of impending doom as you read….

Snake River

The setting is stunning – Gavrik yes,  yet but a new part that we haven’t seen before – Snake River and the business that goes on there. A forest so vast and unfriendly that you can feel every branch of the tree scratching your face as you read. The dampness gets into your fingers as you turn the pages. Boy is this atmospheric or what.

Tuva is back in Gavrik looking for her best friend. So, a new impression of the town and surroundings. Characters are top notch – on my god – some of the CREEPIEST people in this book. One of them is …well.. . rather artistic with snakes. With that and the bugs in the forest, I swear I was scratching reading this. The guy from the shoe shop make my skin crawl.

SnakeRiver/Black River

There’s one place you are never going to forget – Snake River Salvage yard with its decaying junk and ominous goings on. Where the ‘electric cables look like the veins and arteries of some disembowelled beast.”  There’s a welcome sign to the yard but the words ‘River’ and ‘Salvage’ have rubbed off so it just says ‘Welcome to Snake”.


Often a happy and celebratory time in Sweden but the myths,dancing and celebrations surrounding this festival take on a very creepy tone in this book. There’s a mythical and mystical quality to the story, the woods are surrounded in mist, there’s talk of fairy folk….but what’s that hiding in the tree?

There is often one line that describes a multitude of sins about a setting:

“Mossen village. Nothing good has ever come out of that place.”

TOP NOTCH scene setting, a sense of impending doom, missing friend and is that another one gone missing? A closed community with a deadly sense of loyalty. This book will give you the shivers. Lots of fun snippets about language and forest environments including how to cook some roadkill with hog fat. Holy sh** on a stick, this is a fine, fine read.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Black River

Destination: “Gavrik”  Author/Guide: Will Dean Departure Time: 2000s

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