It is in the middle of winter on Sandhamn with a nasty blizzard sweeping through the empty streets. On Christmas Eve a scared and haunted woman takes the last boat out to the island. When her body is found frozen outside of Seglarhotellet on Boxing Day detective inspector Thomas Andreasson is called to the scene.

The victim is a well-known war correspondent with several threats to her life. Xenophobic tendencies and an exceptionally elaborate killer complicates the case further. And while Thomas is searching for the common denominator yet another murder occurs.

In the meantime, Thomas’ childhood friend Nora Linde is wrestling with her own problems as her professional integrity is made vulnerable. Eventually she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever. I farans riktning (In Harm’s Way) is the sixth novel in the series about Thomas Andreasson and Nora Linde. It is a suspenseful story about false hope, repressed memories and unforgettable shame

First published by Forum, Sweden 2013

Sweden (Easy Reading), Nypon Förlag
Czech Republic, Vydavatelstvi Vikend
Denmark, Alpha
France, Albin Michel
Germany, Kiepenheur & Witsch
Italy, Marsilio
The Netherlands, Querido
Norway, Cappelen Damm
Poland, Storytel
Spain, Maeva
Sweden, Forum
US, AmazonCrossing

An unusually calculated murderer and Sten write deftly without airs. 
Uppsala Nya Tidning

There is something tickling and almost dreamy in reading about an icy winter and racism between bird-cherry tree and lilacs, almost as if the problems did not apply to us. But they do and they are the ones that Viveca Sten accurately puts her crime writing finger on. 

A suspenseful and easy to read novel about hidden shame and dashed hopes. Skaraborgs Allehanda Deckarhuset The story is suspenseful, on the verge of being terrifying, when the killer is about to be revealed. Vievca Sten has once again produced a quick story, a real page turner, and I can’t wait for the next tale in the Sandhamn Murder series. 
Värnamo Nyheter

In Harm’s Way is a very suspenseful novel and a clear cut sign that I need to keep my front door locked. The author brings up current societal topics and creates a story showing that no matter how hard you try and hide them, some things are bound to get out eventually. 

I like Vievca Sten!… her intrigue is good, using a female war correspondent who comes out to Sandhamn for Christmas and then gets murdered. The murderer looks through here secret material, at her teenage daughters house, and there are several scary scenes when the clueless girl is alone in the house.
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