Still Waters : Sandhamn Murders

  • by Viveca Sten, Marlaine Delargy - translation
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • Series: Sandhamn Murders
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.
Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident - until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren's cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.
As the island's residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders - while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.

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Good at Times, but Unsatisfying

I am a glass half full person so I can easily point out several things I liked about the audio book. The setting is beautiful and remote, the characters are few, but fleshed-out, the writing is easy and flowing. The mystery was traditionally written, more British than Scandinavian. Yet, it was also predictably written. The story starts strong but just seems to run out of steam from the middle point to the end.

The police don't solve it. The solution just happens. The narrator has a wonderful pacing and voices for women and children. The voices for men are hard to sit through.

I have always admired the European view of vacations - taking August off at all costs. Well, I finally found the flaw. What happens to a murder case if it happens the last weeks of July and everyone goes on vacation? Lesson learned -- don't get murdered in late Summer in Europe.

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- L. O. Pardue "I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers."

Wrong narrator

The shrill, fast voice of he narrator ruined this book for me and because of the American accent made e book sound like a hard-boiled US detective novel. The more laid back Swedish atmosphere was lost.
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- P. Terrington "Pip"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio