Death Beneath the Surface (Döden under ytan)

Anne-Marie Schjetlein

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Sweden: Bokfabriken

Anne-Marie Schjetlein is back with a fourth standalone book about surgeon Andreas Nylund in Halmstad. A kidnapping has affected Andreas badly and he feels vulnerable at work, responsible for everything that has gone wrong in the clinic. At the same time, dark family secrets rise to the surface in his private life, secrets that put his life in danger.


Andreas and Stina are expecting once again and everything should be fine and dandy.Yet, something isn’t right. Andreas isn’t getting through to Stina like he should and when she winds up hospitalized, he is left alone with the responsibility for all four kids. What is Stina hiding and can Petra have anything to do with it?


At the same time, a badly wounded young boy is brought into the emergency room in Halmstad after a motorcycle accident. Andreas recognizes the unconscious boy and notifies the shocked parents. When the boy returns again shortly after, dehydrated and exhausted, Andreas starts to suspect that something is going on. Why would he show up at the hospital again? A dark family drama rolls out, where guilt and long kept secrets are revealed.


Death Beneath the Surface is the fourth book in the series with surgeon Andreas Nylund at the hospital in Halmstad. A thriller to both recognize yourself in and be horrified by.


300 pages


Reviews on previous books in the series:


Anne-Marie Schjetlein has made the second book even better. I'm served with a psychological suspense combined with relationships, the everyday life, budding love and clues that i'm lured to solve. She keeps me hanging on until the very end before I manage to figure out the answers. I really appreciate how she manages to keep me on the grill in such a refined way that I, with the breath stuck in my throat keeps repeating to myself "No it can't be" shifting to  "Yeah, she will actually not hesitate to go there".

Erikas bokprat - book blog



"What the author does so well is to get a hold on me from the very first page and she manages to keep the strong grip until the end. Simply a brilliant crime novel that contains everything you wish for."

5 out of  5

/Ylva kort och gott, blogg


"The story differs from the rest of the Swedish crime novels. The Pale Bitter Death is a truly entertaining suspense novel"




"Lovely Anne- Marie managed to add more suspense to this whole book. The angles, the language - makes me almost stop breathing at times. Usually I am able to figure out the plot easily but this book left me completely unable to and I really like that.

A true page turner, the book ended way to quickly."

/Evas bokblogg 4/6


"The book is Superb! Schjetlein makes the characters come to life. I heartily recommend this book to readers who like everyday realism but also want to be thrilled."

/A Bookaholic Swede



"You get to dive into the characters..." "... I want to read more about Andreas and Stina!" 4/5

/Olivias deckar hylla blogg


"I love it how Schjetlein adds fake clues that make me believe I'm smart only to realize I was completely off"

/ Lagomlycklig Bok blogg


Creppy, is a word I believe fits well in as a description on this book. Really creepy. And I can usually handle a lot when it comes to books. But reading chapters with the point of view of a pedophile, it gets to you. The author really manages to disgust me in those particular chapters.

That's what makes the book good in my opinion. It has a great tempo and when I got around to read it I finished it in a single day. I had to find out what the deal was. And when the ending came I had to laugh at myself for thinking I new what was coming, believing I was smart to pick up on some of the clues. Turns out I'm dum and the author is smart, she had me fooled! Well played.

/Vargnatts bokhylla Blogg