Nora Linde stands before her most complicated case yet. The leader of one of Stockholms largest drug-rings is accused of an economic crime since he can’t be charged for drug trade. The situation is getting hostile fast.

The young woman Mina is on a desperate run from her husband after he almost beat her to death. All she wants to do is to protect her son, but she’s a key person in the upcoming trial – if Nora can persuade her to testify.

André Kostelic carries haunting memories from the war in Yugoslavia which he left as a child. He’s prepared to do everything to destroy his enemies and get his wife back, Mina, and he won’t let anything stand in his way to get what he wants.

People in Minas vicinity are being sacrificed in Andrés war and Thomas Andreasson is pulled in to the case. While he’s fighting to keep his marriage together he has to watch Nora take greater and greater risks to try and save Mina from her own downfall.

I fel sällskap (In bad company), Viveca Sten’s latest book about the prosecutor Nora Linde and the police officer Thomas Andreasson, is a petrifying thriller about people’s evil and weakness and the wounds we carry with us from our childhood.

First published by Bokförlaget Forum, Sweden, 2018.

Denmark, People’s Press
Czech Republic, Vydavatelstvi Vikend s.r.o.
Finland, WSOY
France, Albin Michel
Germany, Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Iceland, Ugla útgáfa
Norway, Cappelen Damm
USA, AmazonCrossing
Sweden, Forum

“ In bad company is a disconcerting tale about the unscrupulous drug trading and abuse of women, which gets a special depth through the parallel story about Andrei’s childhood in Bosnia during the Bosnian war which follows the main story… A well told and really frightening crime plot with plenty of deep depictions and makes In bad company one of the best books in the series” –
-Skånska Dagbladet 

” Viveca Sten has written a thrilling and engaging crime novel about evil men but also about what traumatic childhood events can do to us humans”
– Ölandsbladet

“It is a good psychological thriller about a current societal problem”

“A really thrilling case”
Eva Hüppen, leser-welt.de