Will Dean: Bad Apples

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Bad Apples. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour.


It only takes one…

A murder

A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated

A festival

A grim celebration in a cultish hilltop community after the apple harvest

A race against time

As Visberg closes ranks to keep its deadly secrets, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local newspaper. Powerful forces are at play and no one dares speak out. But Tuva senses the story of her career, unaware that perhaps she is the story…


I  absolutely love Tuva Moodyson and I’m delighted she is back. She is intelligent and not afraid to ruffle some feathers which makes her a wonderful protagonist. Her relationship with Noora allows us to see her vulnerable side and this makes her a really well rounded character that I could relate to and root for easily. 

Bad Apples is my favourite book in this series so far. It begins as it means to go on with some quite gruesome scenes which drew me in straight away. Dean sets the scene brilliantly: it’s creepy, claustrophobic and incredibly atmospheric. I could picture the surroundings perfectly and could sense the trees closing in on me as I read. The tension was palpable and I was compelled to keep turning pages. 

I love books that are set in close knit communities as this means there are lots of interesting characters to get to know who undoubtedly have secrets. I enjoyed uncovering these secrets and trying to work out what had happened. Dean’s eye for detail is exceptional and he constantly weaves clues into the text that might seem insignificant but eventually create a clearer picture. I loved the immaculate plotting.

The ending is seriously tense and I was on the edge of my seat until the final page.

Bad Apples is available from Amazon.

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