Viveca Sten is a very popular author in her native Sweden. A number of her mysteries set on Sandhamn are now being released in the U.S. There is also a tv series available on MHz that features the author’s stories.
Sandhamn is an idyllic summer colony located not far from Stockholm. However, as in the much fluffier Murder She Wrote, the setting belies the nature of the murders and crimes that occur in the community.
In this entry, a student who was researching former members of the Coastal Guard seems to have committed suicide. No surprise or spoiler really to say that so much more was involved. I found this investigation into this crime and its historical antecedents to be both suspenseful and tragic.
Spending time with Thomas, Nora and those around them adds to the enjoyment of the book and provides some relief from the very sad experience of the Rangers. I plan to continue reading this series and look forward to watching the relationships among the protagonists evolve.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.