Will Dean

Interviewed 27 November 2021

Will Dean

Will Dean lives in a vast forest in Sweden, where his Tuva Moodyson thrillers are set. He was brought up in the East Midlands and studied law at the LSE. While working in the City, he spent years commuting from London at weekends to build the forest home in Sweden where he now lives with his wife and son, writing full time. He and his wife designed their new life to be as self-sufficient and low cost as possible. They grow their own food, forage in summer and autumn, take water from their own well, and use their own timber for heating and cooking. Will's interests other than writing and reading are painting, nature (living in it, watching it, preserving it), cooking, travel, repairing old mechanical watches, sea kayaking and movies.


Books by Will Dean

First Born

Twins Molly and Katie had never been apart until Katie moved to study in New York a year ago. Now she is dead, and Molly travels across the ocean to be with her parents and to search for the truth about her death as she is the only person who knows everything about her twin.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Ewa Sherman

Black River

Tuva Moodyson is back in Gavrik as the fever of preparations for the traditional Midsummer celebrations takes over. But she is not interested in having fun; instead, she must find her missing friend Tammy who has vanished without a trace.

Reviewed on 19 February 2022 by Ewa Sherman

The Last Thing To Burn

A young Vietnamese woman smuggled into Britain is imprisoned in a rural hell and as the last of her possessions are taken from her she desperately seeks a means to escape.

Reviewed on 22 May 2021 by Chris Roberts

Red Snow

The tiny frozen Swedish town of Gavrik is dominated by the liquorice factory, source of employment but also some weirdness, and a long history of unexplained deaths.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

Dark Pines

Tuva Moodyson, a deaf local paper reporter, dreams of a story that could make her career. Two bodies, their eyes cut out, copies of three unsolved murders 20 years before, give her the chance – and plunge her into secrets and fear in the dark forests.


Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by John Cleal