I NATT ÄR DU DÖD – TONIGHT YOU’RE DEAD
BY STEN, VIVECA
When student Marcus Nielsen is found dead in his apartment, everything indicates suicide but his mother is convinced that he was murdered and begs Thomas Andreasson and his colleagues to investigate her son’s death.
Markus was working on an essay about the IRS and the military camp at the small island of Korsö outside Stockholm, where for decades young boys have been trained and put under extreme pressure in order to qualify for the Special Forces. When an old man connected to the IRS is found murdered, Thomas realises that there must be a connection between this murder and the death of the young student. Thomas asks his childhood friend Nora Linde to help him find out more about Korsö and its history. Nora has recently been through a difficult divorce, and is glad to put her mind on something else. Soon she discovers that the small island and its military camp are full of dark secrets…
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Forum, Sweden, 2011.
Czech Republic, Vydavatelstvi Vikend
Denmark, People’s Press
France, Albin Michel
Germany, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Iceland, Ugla útgáfa
The Netherlands, Querido
Norway, Cappelen Damm
Viveca Sten’s books are easy to read and cosy /…/ I would like to go as far as claiming “I natt är du död” to be Sten’s best book yet.
The crime novel “Tonight you´re dead” guarantees more than 400 pages of immense suspense!
…A dense atmospheric novel about belated justice. Murderously good and always surprising – truly recommendable.
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Viveca Sten has succeeded, as in all her previous thrillers, to build up so much tension surrounding the killer that it will not let the reader go.
Viveca Sten belongs to the group of authors that develop and improve for each book /…/ Viveca Sten has turned into one of the best writers in this category …
Viveca Sten blends drama with uncertainty, but at the same time there is an emotional layer that rests on top of the plot /…/ The novel is dramatically constructed and Viveca Sten constantly keeps the reader hooked…
It’s exciting and takes slightly unexpected twists and turns.
Thomas and Nora’s personal lives add the much-needed human touch when mysterious deaths cause a lot of trouble for the police /…/ There are hints at exciting changes in Thomas and Nora’s lives, so of course I will be reading the next part in Viveca Sten’s series.
The historical passages feel vivid, with settings, characters and moods that are solidly portrayed. The events and punishments depicted in the diary are also based on real events. In the contemporary passages, the focus is on the main characters’ personal lives. Here lies both pain as well as vivid and credible descriptions of settings and characters.
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