When two cold case disappearances are reopened, a decade of deadly secrets is unearthed on Sandhamn Island in the #1 bestselling thriller by Viveca Sten, author of In Bad Company.
A woman’s skeletal remains are excavated on an uninhabited island in Sandhamn’s archipelago, and Thomas Andreasson is called to officially investigate. But his best friend, Nora Linde, can’t help but get involved.
On leave after her last case took a dark turn, Nora is tortured by depression, nightmares, and guilt. Her marriage fractured, her pride chipped away, Nora could find redemption in this investigation. Then evidence suggests two possible cold cases linked to the grim discovery: two women who have been missing for ten years. Now Nora feels compelled to unearth a mystery someone has gone to great pains to bury. What could have happened to require such a cover-up?
As the cold case vanishings converge, Nora follows a twisting trail of revenge, blackmail, and betrayal. She’s also inviting the watchful eye of someone determined to stop her. To free herself from the damaging grip of the past—and the reach of a relentless killer—Nora is going to have to brave the darkness one more time.
A Note From the Publisher
The tenth book in the Sandhamn series, Buried in Secret, was published in October 2019. It, along with the other books in the Sandhamn series, still tops international bestseller charts today. Viveca Sten’s novels are also the basis of a hugely successful TV series set on Sandhamn Island. An estimated eighty million people around the globe have watched the adventures of Nora and Thomas unfold on their TV screens.
Today, Viveca divides her time between Stockholm, Sandhamn, and Åre, a famous Swedish ski resort that also happens to be the setting for Sten’s new crime series, the Åre Murders. For more information visit www.vivecasten.com.
Marlaine Delargy lives in Shropshire in the United Kingdom. She studied Swedish and German at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and she taught German for almost twenty years. She has translated novels by many authors, including Kristina Ohlsson; Helene Tursten; John Ajvide Lindqvist; Therese Bohman; Theodor Kallifatides; Johan Theorin, with whom she won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger in 2010; and Henning Mankell, with whom she won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger in 2018. Marlaine has also translated In Bad Company, In the Name of Truth, In the Shadow of Power, In Harm’s Way, In the Heat of the Moment, Tonight You’re Dead, Guiltless, Closed Circles, and Still Waters in Viveca Sten’s Sandhamn Murders series.