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Scandinavian thriller suffers from its disjointed feel

The Vanished; By Lotte and Søren Hammer; translated by Martin Aitken

24th April, 2016

Fiction; The Vanished; By Lotte and Søren Hammer; translated by Martin Aitken; Bloomsbury, €17.25

Dark Scandinavian crime fiction has saturated the market in recent years, with numerous writers following the path carved out by the likes of the late Stieg Larsson.

For the most part, this new wave of crime writing has been a welcome addition to an oft-hackneyed genre – grittier and bleaker than what had come before.

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