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Dis­grace Jussi Adler-Olsen, Michael Joseph, $29.99 Kim­mie Lassen has money. She has a home and does not take drugs. Why then does she live on the streets of Copen­hagen? Be­cause the voices in her head say that’s the safest place to be. For Kim­mie used to be part of a gang of pri­vate school kids who spent their days drop­ping acid and watch­ing the film A Clock­work Orange. Then they bru­talised an­i­mals, peo­ple and even each other. But the chick­ens are com­ing home to roost as a file mys­te­ri­ously dropped on his desk puts cold case de­tec­tive Carl Morck on their trail. The writ­ing can­not be faulted but this sec­ond Depart­ment Q novel crosses the line for un­pleas­ant­ness. Not so much Nordic noir as Nordic nasty. Shel­ley Or­chard

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