I really wanted this to be a five star read. And it had so much potential. Great setting, great characters, edge of your seat suspense through much of it. But much of the writing was so clumsy. Badly written or badly translated. It constantly vacillates between present tense and past tense, numerous times in most paragraphs. Often two or three times in the same sentence. Perhaps tense isn't important in the Danish language but it annoyed the crap out of me. And it was frequently who was speaking dialogue. The last 20 to 25% of the book was especially clunky and the plot meandered this way and that like a two legged arthritic dog with dementia. The good bits are brilliant but these are too thinly spread - particularly in the last quarter (once we've been shown who done it).
I think I have read too many thrillers as they all seem predictable. The characters in this book can be found in one form or other in dozens of other such books. After 100 pages my interest waned as I couldn’t engage with any of the characters. The plot was convoluted and not at all compelling. Simply not believable. Oh for some originality in this overworked genre!