By Viveca Sten

A CORPSE IS found in one of the lifts just as the ski season has begun in Åre. The body is frozen solid and its lips have been thinned out by the cold. Many things point to murder.

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR DANIEL Lindskog at the Åre police department has a newborn baby and anxious girlfriend at home. Officer Hanna Ahlander has fled to Åre after being forced to leave her job at the City police in Stockholm on the same day as her long time boyfriend dumps her. Soon these two officers will be deeply embroiled in the investigation surrounding the frozen victim.

A STORM IS brewing, temperatures are dropping and more and more lives are in danger. How many victims will be claimed before the truth is brought to light?

HIDDEN IN SNOW is the first book in Viveca Sten’s dramatic new Åre Murder Series set in the beautiful Swedish alps. In her typical style Sten weaves together portrayals of a grandios nature with strong character depictions to form a nail-biting murder mystery that is simply spellbinding.


First published by Ester Bonnier in 2020


Denmark, Alpha Förlag
Finland, WSOY
Iceland, Ugla útgáfa
Sweden, Ester Bonnier


I have never been to Åre [..] Now I am really longing to go. I like “Hidden in Snow” and are looking forward to the next book in the series.
– Smålandsposten 

Viveca Sten’s new crimserues  delivers wintery suspense that kick starts your adrenaline.
– Amelia Magazine 

Good flow, nice Alp environment descriptions and I want to keep reading [..]
– Aftonbladet Söndag 

As the star Viveca Sten is she throws us readers straight into the drama within the first pages [..] The storytelling technique is at the highest level and with elegant moves between different perspectives: mostly from Hanna and Daniel but also others. The building of characters is on the same high level; we get to know a number of interesting persons. This is first class suspense reading and it will be interesting to see if all of her readers come with her from Sandhamn to Åre.