Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1) by Viveca Sten

Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1)

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 for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse ...

Details Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1)

TitleStill Waters (Sandhamn, #1)
Release DateOct 1st, 2015
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1)

  • Richard Derus
    Rating: 3.5* of five, rounded upI downloaded this onto my Kindle when it was a Kindle First offering about three years ago. It finally snagged my attention. I think it finally got me because, when I opened it, I read this:The department’s coffeemaker produced a liquid that was positively toxic. How Margit could knock it back in such quantities was a mystery. Thomas had switched to drinking tea for the first time in his life because of it.THOMAS...
  • Aditi
    “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 Murders series. The story, set in Sandhamn, a small island in the central-peripheral part of the Stockholm Archipelago in central-easte...
  • Dale Harcombe
    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 ...
  • Chris
    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 ...
  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    Η μόδα των καιρών μας επιτάσσει η σύγχρονη αστυνομική λογοτεχνία να περιστρέφεται γύρω από ψυχοπαθείς δολοφόνους που σκοτώνουν κατά συρροήν, από ανθρώπους με έντονα προβληματικό παρελθόν, από τα παιδικά τους κιόλας χρόνια, τους οποίους κυνηγάν...
  • SweetSweeede
    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 We...
  • Denise
    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 question...
  • Tulay
    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.
  • Nathalie Bakelandt
    Een nieuwe favoriete schrijfster gevonden. Prachtig verhaal in een leuke omgeving en verweven spanning. Op naar de volgende delen
  • PennsyLady (Bev)
    kindle first3.5 ★Sandhamn (Sweden’s idyllic vacation island)...Police detective Thomas Andreasson and childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde.
  • Tanja Berg
    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 terrib...
  • Ken Fredette
    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.
  • Gross
    Vivid readingGreat imagery! She drew me into the book with a great opening! I could "see" Sandhamm and all the characters.
  • Lynda Kelly
    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 someon...
  • Jen
    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 h...
  • Neva Williams
    I got this book free, through the Kindle First offers with Amazon 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 t...
  • Jillian
    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 w...
  • Connor Cook
    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.
  • Tracy Hensley
    I liked the characters and would definitely read more in the series to see them developed.
  • Ελενη Ηλιαδου
    📕📕📕 Η άποψη μου 📕📕📕Τιτλος : Κάτω απτα 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 προ...
  • Whistlers Mom
    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 fa...
  • Aylavella
    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 par...
  • Hanne
    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 e...
  • Monica
    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 writi...
  • Rene
    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!
  • Hannan Kirjokansi
    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.
  • Maria Alejandra
    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...
  • Chris
    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...
  • Nadine Jones
    Whoa there are EIGHTY books on Goodreads 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 c...
  • Sandy
    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 thi...