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Synopsis: A serial rapist wreaks havoc in Copenhagen. The police investigation is hampered not only by the absence of evidence or clues to the attacker’s identity but also by the force’s own incompetence and prejudice.
A DNA sample links the attacks to the cold case that caused DI Axel Steen’s wife to leave him four years earlier. Steen becomes obsessed with solving the case, a desperate grasp at reconciliation, but his self-destructive behaviour only serves to alienate his wife further. His increasingly volatile behaviour also causes his former police partner, now his boss, to question his competence.
Not sure if something got lost in the translation of this but I struggled to read it. The premise itself of a DNA sample connecting several crimes and the possible redemption of Steen is a good one but I just couldn’t take to any of the characters. Steen just doesn’t seem to have anything worth liking beyond his desire for solving the crime. Normally I really enjoy Scandi crime but sadly this one wasn’t for me.