Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1) by Viveca Sten is a new series for me. The novel is mostly set on the small island of Sandham in the Swedish archipelago and conveys a vivid sense of the island community.
Police detective Thomas Andreasson is sent to Sandhamn when a body is discovered tangled in a fishing net. The body of Krister Berggren has been in the water for months, and it is uncertain whether or not the death was an accident. Thomas has a few questions, but can find no definite evidence of foul play.
When Krister's cousin also turns up dead on Sandhamn, however, the coincidence is too great to ignore.
Thomas and his childhood friend Nora Linde attempt to unravel the circumstances and uncover the person responsible.
The first 5 books in this series have been made into a television series, The Sandhamn Murders. I would love to watch it because the island is unbelievably believable.
Mystery/Police Procedural. Oct. 1, 2015. Print length: 387 pages.