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 Death In Summer 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. In the Dark was published in October last year and is the second novel in Areklew’s High Coast Series. The third book in the series, The Silent, will be published later this year.