Rebecka E. Aldén

The Sea Rescue Volunteers Annika and Simon find the body of a dead woman washed up on the shore of Värmdö island. At first it looks like an accident, but when the woman’s daughter shows up, it turns out that her mother had called only a few hours earlier and revealed a terrible truth.

Charlotte and Fredrik have been going through some difficult times for a while, both in their marriage and with the family, especially with their youngest son Hampus, who has not been feeling well. Now they are heading out for a sailing trip for the last days of the holiday, just the two of them, to try to find their way back to each other. But the trip does not turn out as the imagined when they meet a group of friends from the past and well-kept secrets rise to the surface. Soon they question their entire relationship and their own past.

In Red August Moon, Rebecka E. Aldén continues her psychological suspense series, The Sea Rescue, which got off to a flying start with Black Sails, named one of 2022’s best crime novels by Lotta Olsson at Dagens Nyheter.

371 pages


Denmark: Gutkind
Estonia: Ühinenud Ajakirjad
Finland: Minerva
The Netherlands: Cargo
Norway: Gyldendal
Sweden: Romanus & Selling


“ Nerve-thrilling suspense novel with a constantly increasing pace leading to the breathtaking ending.”
Ingalill Mosander, Aftonbladet / SWE

“The author has created a very strong concept for her sea rescue series, which will last for a long time; here you find strong characters holding the long story of the series, a vibrant environment that is obvious her home turf, an impressive intelligent plot around each book’s main story that is skillfully complemented by interesting side stories.”
Kapprakt / SWE

“Her [E. Aldén’s] mix of psychological suspense and human relationships in an archipelago environment makes for just the right amount of chilling holiday reading.”
Gertrud Hellbrand, Upsala Nya Tidning / SWE

“How skilled Rebecka E. Aldén is at constructing intrigue!”
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter / SWE

“A really exciting detective story… The people are believable and interesting and above all, the depiction of Stockholm’s beautiful archipelago is fantastic.” Rating: 4

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