Lina Areklew was born in Stockholm 1979 and grew up at Höga Kusten. Today she lives part time in a house northwest of Stockholm and part time in a croft outside Örnsköldsvik. After a career as a project manager within telecommunications, she studied literature and now works as a freelance copy editor. Her debut novel Beneath the surface is set in Stockholm and on the island Ulvön outside Örnsköldsvik. It is a poignant crime novel about loneliness and sorrow which takes off with the tragic sinking of M/S Estonia 1994.