Still Waters

Still Waters On a hot July morning on Sweden s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery a body tangled in fishing net has washed ashore Police detective

  • Title: Still Waters
  • Author: Viveca Sten Marlaine Delargy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On a hot July morning on Sweden s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing forOn a hot July morning on Sweden s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months All signs point to an accident until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed and breakfast But this time it is Berggren s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.As the island s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.

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    1. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”----Shannon L. AlderViveca Sten, an international best-selling Swedish author, has penned a fast-paced gripping thriller featuring Thomas Andreasson, in her book, Still Waters which is the first book in the Sandhamn Murdersseries. The story, set in Sandhamn, a small island in the central-peripheral part of the Stockholm Archipelago in central-eastern Sweden, begins with the discovery of a dead body of [...]

    2. Three and a half starsWhile walking his dog on the island of Sandhamn a man finds a body tangled in a fishing net. Police detective Thomas Andreasson seeks to uncover whether this is an accident, suicide or murder. But then another body turns up. It is the dead man’s cousin. Suddenly, it seems the two deaths are related and there is a murderer on the loose. One of the other main characters is Nora Linde, married to Henrik and a close friend to Thomas. Both these main characters were well devel [...]

    3. You know that old adage, "the book is always better". This is a case in point. I picked this up because I recently got Hulu, and the TV series based on these books is something I watched. While I enjoyed the series, I thought Nora was dumb and while she didn't deserve to be smacked, her innocence act was over the top because she was kissing the man her husband accused her of crushing on. The television series (at least the 3 seasons that were up on Hulu), seemed to highlight Nora as damsel in di [...]

    4. I should probably start by mentioning I read this book in Swedish, i.e. its original language, and my native tongue. I had seen several movies/TV mini series based on this series of books and enjoyed them very much. Therefore, I knew who the killer was and their motive before I started reading the book. Fortunately for me, I'm horrible at solving mysteries, and my memory is sketchy at best (sorry officer, I can't tell you what I was doing last Wednesday afternoon at 6.05. I can't even tell you w [...]

    5. A good detective story that was a Kindle First download, I found this Viveca Sten novel to be long on characterizations (they were excellent and believable) even if a bit short (or somewhat predictable) in terms of plot. I also enjoyed the scenic descriptions -- never having been to Sweden, I felt like the author described the settings so that you could really imagine the seaside towns and the archipelago. I also liked the way all of the questions were answered by the end of the book. Thanks for [...]

    6. Enjoyed the story.Slow going story, I enjoyed the location and reading about the lighthouses. Googled and learned more about them. Murders in this small island and relationship between husbands and wives. Who and why the murders was shocking.

    7. Een nieuwe favoriete schrijfster gevonden. Prachtig verhaal in een leuke omgeving en verweven spanning. Op naar de volgende delen

    8. kindle first3.5 ★Sandhamn (Sweden’s idyllic vacation island)Police detective Thomas Andreasson and childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde.

    9. Rating 2.4* out of 5. I was going to write a few lines in Swedish about this mediocre murder mystery, but lo' and behold - this has been translated! Perhaps later books in the series will be better. I picked this up fairly reluctantly, but a recommendation together with the constant need of mp3 books sealed the deal. Swedish-Norwegian audio books are in fairly short supply and the English ones are overpriced in addition to being plagued by terrible narrators. So rest assured that I will explore [...]

    10. The story is very believable with all the people with quirks on the island. I can relate to Nora with diabetes and to Thomas, who was once in the maritime police, I was in the Coast Guard. I like the books that relate to how I live my life, I can relate.

    11. Vivid readingGreat imagery! She drew me into the book with a great opening! I could "see" Sandhamm and all the characters.

    12. Another Nordic series opener and a blinding one at that. It's not a new series in Sweden but is here. Plus they get a televised version as well so I am hoping that will follow here and NOT only for paying subscribers !!I was lucky enough to spot this in the September Kindle First offer and got it cheap as well so I'm very pleased with my whole experience.I did wonder at Thomas' detecting skills near the beginning when he was confused about someone's tan when he'd only just seen a postcard from G [...]

    13. 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 evide [...]

    14. I got this book free, through the Kindle First offers with Prime. Just when I had vowed to never bother with another free book, this gem comes along. I also am not a big fan of books set in other countries and I didn't know what to expect from a book set in Sweden. I loved this book. I loved the characters and the story and fell in love with the Country and as soon as I finished, I was looking online for photos of Sandhamn. It looks much the way I had pictured, thanks to the ability of the auth [...]

    15. Read this in a day - partly by audiobook and partly by text. It was great both ways and seamless to switch. A really smooth translation helped. The narrative flowed well and sustained my interest in the various strands. Both the professional and personal relationships were nuanced. The setting is an interest in itself and provides much more than a backdrop. It carried me along - I liked the characters and was interested in their lives and their world. I will be reading more of these.

    16. I quite liked this book. The characters were engaging and the storyline was surprising and very good. I really like the world she created and I liked the characters who inhabit the world.

    17. 📕📕📕 Η άποψη μου 📕📕📕Τιτλος : Κάτω απ´τα ήσυχα νερά Ξεκίνησα αυτό το βιβλίο με σκοπό να γνωρίσω μια καινούργια πένα την συγγραφέα Βιβέκα Στεν.Δυστυχώς άλλη μια απογοήτευση ήρθε να προστεθεί στην αναγνωστική μου εμπειρία.Η αρχή του βιβλίου προδιαθέτει και την συνέχεια [...]

    18. This entertaining, not-very-demanding book was the perfect companion for a day in bed drinking tea-with-honey and recovering from bronchitis. It's the perfect "beach read" since that's where much of the action takes place. The island of Sandhamn is a popular resort near Stockholm, Sweden. Like all neighborhoods with vacation homes, there's long-standing conflict between the summer people and the year-rounders. Now there's also conflict between families who've owned summer homes on the Island for [...]

    19. Entretenida y fácil de leer. Con En aguas tranquilas de Viveca Sten, se nos presenta la primera entrega de una nueva serie de misterio ambientada en la isla de Sandhamm, un idílico lugar y destino de veraneo preferido de los habitantes de Estocolmo. Esta escritora sueca lleva publicados 8 libros de esta serie, ha sido publicada en varios países y ha vendido más de 4 millones de ejemplares. Los primeros 5 libros de la serie se han adaptado para una mini serie en la televisión sueca “Asesin [...]

    20. Fine basic crime story set mostly in the Stockholm archipelago. It's not gruesome, not freaky and there is no serial killer. How refreshing. All the main characters are fairly normal people and there is no arch villain. It's pleasant, interesting but not all that memorable. Good for a lazy weekend when you're sick of super-dark crime stories and just want to be lulled to sleep by an undemanding whodunnit. A warning: If you're getting the Kindle edition, beware of the annoying narrator (Angela Da [...]

    21. Meh. I read this book because it was free on my Kindle and also for the 2015 Reading Challenge as a book originally written in another language. I am glad it was a quick read and I can move on to another book for the challenge. Yes, it had a good plot which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. However, the author was trying too hard with her descriptions. It reminded me of how a 5th grader writes after receiving instruction on descriptive writing. They over describe everything. Unless your boo [...]

    22. The debut novel of a Swedish lawyer. It is a good detective story, and it also includes something of the daily life of the main characters. Although the outcome is not very surprising, I guess you will not be able to predict the whole plot.I can recommend this novel, of which have been sold almost a million copies worldwide, warmly for your holidays!

    23. Aivan kelpo dekkari, mutta olisin tiivistänyt reippaasti kaikkea kuvailua. Toki jos samat paikat ja henkilöt ovat seuraavissa osissa mukana, ymmärrän, että tämä on pohjustusta niille, mutta liki 450 sivua perusdekkarissa on minusta liikaa.

    24. No sé que ha pasado con este libro pero se me ha hecho eterno, aburrido, algo raro cuando el tercero y cuarto de esta serie me han gustado tanto

    25. This was translated from Swedish and is the first in a series of eight. The first two have been translated but it doesn't look like the last six have been. This was a good mystery, which I was very much in the mood for. Set on one of the islands in the archipelago off Stockholm, Sweden, the story is told from two different perspectives, two adults who have been best friends since childhood. Thomas Andreasen is a Stockholm cop. Nora Linde is a mom and lawyer, married to a self-centered doctor. No [...]

    26. Whoa there are EIGHTY books on titled "Still Waters." That's not even counting variations such as "Beneath Still Waters" and "By Still Waters," etc. ***The trite title should've served as warning.1 star because this disappointed me so much I became angry.I've been trying to read more books that have been translated into English, running on the theory that a publisher bothered to hire a translator,, it must be really good, cream of the crop. Well. This book proves that rule wrong! This is so tri [...]

    27. 3.5 starsIt's summer & everyone in Sweden is dying for their annual holiday break. Some literally.Many will flock to small islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, eager for long days on the beach. Inspector Thomas Andreasson of the violent crimes unit is impatient to retreat to his cabin on one of the islands. It's been a turbulent year for him personally & he longs to get away from some quiet reflection. Unfortunately, his time there this summer won't exactly be a vacation.It be [...]

    28. Am Strand von Sandhamn wird die Leiche eines Mannes angespült – ein Seil um die Brust geschlungen und in einem Fischernetz verheddert. Thomas Andreasen von der Polizei in Nacka geht von einem Unfall oder Selbstmord aus. Doch dann wird die Cousine des Mannes mit Misshandlungsspuren tot in einer Missionsherberge gefunden. Jetzt wird nach einem Mörder gefahndet. Kann Thomas Andreason den Fall aufklären, bevor ein weiterer Mord geschieht?„Tödlicher Mittsommer“ von Viveca Sten ist der erste [...]

    29. Stille nu er første bind i serien om Thomas og Nora. Den er velskrevet, sproget flyder og da historien er yderst levende fortalt, vender siderne sig selv.Persongalleriet er Kriminalmanden Thomas og hans kollegaer, og veninden Nora, der er jurist. Ganske som hos Läckberg, hjælpes de ad med at løse knuderne. Jeg er jo vild med at komme helt ind under huden på personerne, og det skal jeg love for, jeg kommer her. Personerne er ligesom omgivelserne levende og realistiske, jeg var faktisk til st [...]

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