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How Åre became the perfect spine-tingling setting for this Nordic noir

By Anna Clarke

Viveca Sten. Wearing: Leather coat with knitted arms, €2,200. By Malene Birger. Mulesing-free merino wool turtleneck, €220. House of Dagmar. Photo: Thomas Cooksey

Perhaps it’s the cold, perhaps it’s the dark, but there’s something that makes crime writing and Scandinavia eerily comfortable bedfellows. For bestselling Swedish novelist Viveca Sten – whose spine-tingling books have sold millions of copies all around the world, frequently topping best-sellers lists – it is, in part, her surroundings. Namely, the Stockholm archipelago in the summer and the ski town of Åre in the winter. Here, the latter serves as the backdrop for a thrillingly creepy short story, written exclusively for Vogue Scandinavia