Nordic Noir : Spring Tide by Cilla & Rolf Borjlind

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springtideSpring Tide was the long awaited Nordic Noir novel by married writing partners Cilla and Rolf Borjlind. It involves the dark story of a night on a  beach in  Nordkoster Sweden where a young boy, hidden in the dunes, witnesses three men bury a woman up to her neck in the sand, destined for a slow and terrifying death as the tide waters slowly fill her mouth with water but there is the added complication that she happens to be pregnant as well. Fast forward twenty years later and a fresh crime wave sweeps Stockholm. A spate of rough sleepers are being badly beaten by an underground organisation called Trashkick and the film is  then chillingly posted  onto the net in a form, of ritual humiliation.  I found it the depiction of the crimes distasteful, dark, and violent . The writers seemed to give the crime a contemporary edge with the  killers posting videos…

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