I maktens skugga



I maktens skuggaWHAT DO THE NEW ARRIVALS ON SANDHAMN ISLAND HAVE TO FEAR THEIR OWN SECRETS IN THIS GRIPPING NOVEL OF SUSPENSE BY THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENTThe New Summer House On Sandhamn Island Is An Architectural Dream For Its Owner, Carsten Jonsson It S A Nightmare For The Locals The Venture Capitalist Has Flouted Local Traditions, Property Lines, And The Natural Beauty Of The Coastline He S Also Too Wealthy And Arrogant To Heed The Anonymous Warnings To Leave The Threats Escalate When His Guest Lodge Is Burned To The Ground And An Unidentifiable Corpse Is Found In The Charred RuinsDetective Inspector Thomas Andreasson Isn T Sure If It S Murder Or A Tragic Accident Until His Friend, Attorney Nora Linde Is Drawn Into The Investigation Nora S Emotional Investment In Carsten S Fragile And Fearful Wife, Celia, Is Yielding A New Level Of Suspicion That The Jonsson S Are Hiding Than Anyone Can Imagine Now, Thomas And Nora Must Sift Through The Ashes Of A Puzzling Crime And Step Into The Shadows Of A Powerful Family, Whose Deadly Secrets Are Coming To Light On Sandhamn Viveca Sten P Brilliance Publishing, Inc All Rights Reserved Translation By Marlaine Delargy

Viveca Sten made her author debut with crime novel Still Waters It soon became a huge hit with both critics and readers and today the author has sold almost 3 million copies of her books worldwide.In May 2014, her seventh novel, The Price of Power, was published in Sweden It was hugely successful and Viveca cemented her place as one of the country s most popular authors Her Sandhamn Murder Series continues to top the best seller charts, not to mention the whopping success of the TV mini series that is based on Viveca s novels An estimated 30 million people around the globe have been watching the adventures of Nora and Thomas unfold on the TV screen.Today, Viveca lives in Stockholm with her husband and three children During the summer months she leaves for Sandhamn to write and spend the holidays with her family This year she has also been working on a cookbook that features stories from the Stockholm archipelago.

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  • Hardcover
  • 364 pages
  • I maktens skugga
  • Viveca Sten
  • Swedish
  • 08 March 2019

10 thoughts on “I maktens skugga

  1. Linden says:

    It s always good news when one of my favorite Nordic Noir authors, Viveca Sten, has a book translated by Marlaine Delargy into English Nora is back on the island of Sandhamn, where a wealthy venture capitalist has built a gigantic house which many of the locals consider an eyesore He decides to throw a party to welcome himself and his family to the community resentment is brewing, and there is a catastrophic fire and a death Was the fire set by one of the angry locals, or is it somehow rel It s always good news when one of my favorite Nordic Noir authors, Viveca Sten, has a book translated by Marlaine Delargy into English Nora is back on the island of Sandhamn, where a wealthy venture capitalist has built a gigantic house which many of the locals consider an eyesore He decides to throw a party to welcome himself and his family to the community resentment is brewing, and there is a catastrophic fire and a death Was the fire set by one of the angry locals, or is it somehow related to his dealings with some shady Russian oligarchs Recommended for anyone who enjoys a well plotted mystery, particularly the Nordic Noir genre

  2. Ken Fredette says:

    We re given the reason for all the fires and people killed in the first chapter You only had to know who the people were and the name changes to figure this out Fat chance in remembering I like the way Viveca sets us up with this, it happens every book so far We re given Carsten Jonsson and his wife Celia as the new kids on the block to make the story whole Carsten is an investment banker who has made investments in Russia in the oil and gas industry He has built his house before his inves We re given the reason for all the fires and people killed in the first chapter You only had to know who the people were and the name changes to figure this out Fat chance in remembering I like the way Viveca sets us up with this, it happens every book so far We re given Carsten Jonsson and his wife Celia as the new kids on the block to make the story whole Carsten is an investment banker who has made investments in Russia in the oil and gas industry He has built his house before his investment is sound and has invited everyone on the island to come to his house warming Nora is involved with Celia and the children and with finding the truth about Carsten while Thomas, who s Nora friend is involved with the house fire and the death of a man Agaton who s Carsten s neighbor has complained and had the local authorities bring things against Carsten The story basically brings all these things to light and it goes on from there I haven t talked about other characters but it s important you know all the people to resolve this mystery and to solve it I like that Viveca lets us get involved with the other characters and she lets us know what happens to them I would recommend this book to my people who follow my reviews

  3. Christine says:

    Carsten Jonsson builds a huge, showy house on Sandhamm Island, using his money and power to ignore local customs and property lines After a party he throws to show off his home, a fire is set and a dead body is found that is beyond recognition Detective Inspector Thomas Andreasson with help from his friend, attorney Nora Linde, must determine if this was deliberate murder or a terrible accident The dynamics in the Jonsson family, along with Carsten s reputation for shady business dealings, ma Carsten Jonsson builds a huge, showy house on Sandhamm Island, using his money and power to ignore local customs and property lines After a party he throws to show off his home, a fire is set and a dead body is found that is beyond recognition Detective Inspector Thomas Andreasson with help from his friend, attorney Nora Linde, must determine if this was deliberate murder or a terrible accident The dynamics in the Jonsson family, along with Carsten s reputation for shady business dealings, make it difficult to determine suspects and possible motives for the crime.I have read three of the prior books in this series and liked each one After reading the first couple of chapters, I quickly became reacquainted with the main characters I came into the middle of the series, so I think new readers could pick this book up and enjoy it just as much Sten is a skilled writer and although clues were given, I was surprised when the killer and the motive was ultimately revealed The book opens with a little boy being bullied at school and I tried to figure out the identity of that unknown boy and how it fit in with the rest of the story, but I guessed incorrectly Carsten and Celia s story was interesting and heartbreaking and I didn t guess the extent of what Carsten was capable of His business dealings with Russia were also presented in an interesting way that adds to the story.The best parts of this series are the beautiful setting, the individual characters of Thomas and Nora, and the close, platonic friendship they share They are believable characters as they try their best to succeed in their jobs, raise their families, and make a difference in the world It s refreshing that Thomas and Nora get along so well together and make a great investigative team, but have their own separate romantic lives Nora has had her ups and downs in the prior books I ve read, but things are currently going well for her Thomas is feeling burned out in his job and is considering making a change The investigation builds and ends with a dramatic and scary scene that had me on the edge of my seat Even though the main plot is resolved by the end of the book, both Thomas and Nora have unanswered questions in their lives While I m waiting for the next book to come out, I am going to go back and read some of the earlier books in the series that I missed I recommend this book and the entire series for readers who enjoy Camilla Lackberg or Leena Lehtolainen I received this book from NetGalley through the courtesy ofCrossing The book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review

  4. Javier says:

    I ve been a sucker for Nordic Noir literature for so long that when I discovered Viveca Sten s Sandhamn Murders series a year ago I was sooo excited I devoured the first six books in the series, and when I saw book 7 on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it before publication This time we meet Thomas and Nora several years after the end of book 6, and I think that was a total success on the part of the author, cause we can see how the main characters have evolved and how they manage th I ve been a sucker for Nordic Noir literature for so long that when I discovered Viveca Sten s Sandhamn Murders series a year ago I was sooo excited I devoured the first six books in the series, and when I saw book 7 on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it before publication This time we meet Thomas and Nora several years after the end of book 6, and I think that was a total success on the part of the author, cause we can see how the main characters have evolved and how they manage their new lives Nora s new family and work situation, Thomas midlife crisis trying to decide if he still wants to be a policeman Several other authors should take note and do the same to their series so they don t stall.In this instance, the story got off to a slow start till the dead body appears at 40% of the book It was interesting reading about the Jonsson family dynamics, and how money and a feeling of power can affect you The tension kept building nicely towards the end making it impossible for me to stop reading.Once again the author brings to life a wonderful Swedish setting with a cast of characters you can t help to hold dear Can t wait for the next book in the series Thanks to Netgalley andCrossing for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review

  5. Mystica says:

    Set on an island in Sweden the residents are established old hands at island life They are not happy with the newcomers who have built a monstrosity of a house on this island, ignoring local rules and regulations There is a feeling of unrest running through the community at the brashness and overpowering aggression of the newcomers but notwithstanding that a house warming party ensures that everyone attends to gawp and look at how the other side lives.When on the opening day itself a fire brea Set on an island in Sweden the residents are established old hands at island life They are not happy with the newcomers who have built a monstrosity of a house on this island, ignoring local rules and regulations There is a feeling of unrest running through the community at the brashness and overpowering aggression of the newcomers but notwithstanding that a house warming party ensures that everyone attends to gawp and look at how the other side lives.When on the opening day itself a fire breaks out in the guest house adjoining the main house and the charred body of a man is found, it is no longer simply a matter of grumbling neighbours The police called in no that the owner Carsten has many enemies he is rude and overbearing even to the police and not co operative at all Unknown to the islanders Carsten is facing his own demons and is facing financial ruin.The story develops slowly but it is very apparent that Carsten is heading for a breakdown mentally and with that he will take his family down as well His wife Celia is not the most loved of people either but the two young children are in danger and the story builds up to a crisis very well The characters are well rounded and believable and the island is described simply and well

  6. Bebe (Sarah) Brechner says:

    Fans have eagerly awaited this next story, the seventh, in the excellent Sandhamn mystery series Set in the fascinating Stockholm archipelago, the charming island and its culture of Sandhamm are the stars of these mysteries involving lawyer Nora and her childhood friend police detective Thomas It s really a perfect match of characters, every time The story places Nora and Thomas a few years past the last installment A Swedish expat millionaire is building a summer home on the island for his Fans have eagerly awaited this next story, the seventh, in the excellent Sandhamn mystery series Set in the fascinating Stockholm archipelago, the charming island and its culture of Sandhamm are the stars of these mysteries involving lawyer Nora and her childhood friend police detective Thomas It s really a perfect match of characters, every time The story places Nora and Thomas a few years past the last installment A Swedish expat millionaire is building a summer home on the island for his family, but conflicts start up, both with his neighbors and his job His financial investment is now involving Russian speculation, and his empire is teetering Sten brings her legal background into play, as well as maintaining a welcomed domestic feel to the story Fans have seen Nora and Thomas through their ups and downs with their work, families, children, and spouses in a most realistic way Issues such as divorce, death, estrangement, sexual harassment, environment, and tradition are subtly addressed, Sten allows her protagonists to have conflicts, doubts, and successes that make this series especially rewarding to readers And, again, the beautiful Swedish setting and interesting culture are vividly brought to life in Sten s skillful and sensitive writing Highly recommended And to the author, please continue this excellent series

  7. Jan Lehman says:

    Slow start big finishJust love this series I look forward to each one The question is,why The main characters are very likeable but only partially intertwined Each main character has his her own story at some point they intermingled and it works This particular story built ,ever so slowly which in the end climax with a page turn in g finish, well done.

  8. Achour says:

    Amazing read I came across this book via Ken, one of my Goodread s friends who highly recommended In the shadow of power I liked his review and his thoughts about the book.As usual in Nordic litterature, the novel starts slowly and the author takes all her time to set up the plot The context is introduced and described thouroughly In the shadow of power is brilliantly written, full of suspense and wonderful characters I hope there isto come soon from Viveca Sten.

  9. Mary Smith says:

    well, I wasn t sure at all where this one was going But entirely worth the read Current mysteries always worth it when it involves Russians And big money And totally alienating neighbors on small islands.

  10. Joyce says:

    5 starsCarsten Johnsson has purchased a plot of land on Sandhamn He is building a fabulous home on the property and also fencing off access to the beaches, in direct opposition to the traditions of Sandhamn The neighbors are angry Carsten doesn t care what the locals think He is arrogant, condescending and outspoken about his distaste for the traditions of the community He is headed for a fall Carsten is a wheeler dealer in the stock market He has a huge deal on the go with a Russian fi 5 starsCarsten Johnsson has purchased a plot of land on Sandhamn He is building a fabulous home on the property and also fencing off access to the beaches, in direct opposition to the traditions of Sandhamn The neighbors are angry Carsten doesn t care what the locals think He is arrogant, condescending and outspoken about his distaste for the traditions of the community He is headed for a fall Carsten is a wheeler dealer in the stock market He has a huge deal on the go with a Russian firm through his friend Anatoly He has gambled much on this deal In fact he has gone into considerable debt and has leveraged all of his assets on the success of the deal But he is getting very nervous For some reason he is no longer getting the positive responses he once received He and his wife have two children, Oliver and Sarah, and a Swedish nanny named Maria At Carsten s insistence, the family must learn to speak Swedish Carsten s wife Celia does not want to live on an island in the middle of the sea, she much prefers staying in London Celia is depressed, he relationship with Carsten is not what it once was She has isolated herself even from her own children Maria takes care of them and spends muchtime with them than Celia does Detective Thomas Andreasson is questioning whether he wants to stay a cop All of the pain and hopelessness of it is getting to him His friend attorney Nora Linde is living with Jonas with their three children and things are going well But she sees there may be problems brewing on the island between the locals and the Johnssons Carsten throws a lavish party for the islanders, boasting and being obnoxious to all That same night, their guesthouse burns to the ground It is arson and when the fire is out, a body is found in the ruins Since Carsten didn t come home the night before, it is feared that the body in the guesthouse is his Something bad is happening at the Johnsson house Celia has turned up bruised, Maria is not talking to anyone and the children are frightened What is going on Who is the man who died in the fire Carsten s combative attorney neighbor is avoiding the police and their questions In an exciting denouement, the reader learns all Several things are going on at once as the story races from scene to scene Very well done, Ms Sten This book is very well plotted and written Ms Sten is a superlative writer and I have been reading her books from her first to be published in English I also can t give enough praise to the translator of this novel, Marlaine Delargy Her execution is flawless I could find no errors in the book I like Nora and Thomas and am anxious to learn if Thomas takes the new opportunity that Erik offered him Arrgh I wanted to know it in this series entry I am very anxious to read the next book in this series I want to thank NetGalley and Crossing for forwarding to me a copy of this absolutely great book for me to read, enjoy and review

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