Anne-Sophie Lunding-Sørensen (b. 1969) holds an MA in film and media studies. She has written a trilogy;Happy Ending(2016),Happy Family(2018) and Happy Hour(2019), featuring antiheroine Elvira Gregersen. The “Happy” trilogy was turned into a television show which premiered on Viaplay in 2023. In 2020 Lunding-Sørensen published the novel Sanatorium and 2023 STORM CONSULTING: The Ludo Case, first in a planned series.

STORM CONSULTING: The Ludo Case is a quirky and heart-warming detective novel in which Storm Consulting’s first major case unravels in parallel with the challenges Storm and Molin face in their personal lives.

When Vivian returns to her prestigious tax solicitor job after surviving breast cancer she is fired. Despite her predicament, she manages to set up a state-of-the-art detective agency, Storm Consulting, hoping for a return to form. Vivian hires the gorgeous Bjørn Molin as her part time assistant. Bjørn is an anthropology student who turns out to have a knack for detective work, and little engagement in his dissertation. Storm Consulting faces bankruptcy and Vivan barely keeps the business floating by selling her designer bags and eating oat meal on water, when she decides to give in the firm is offered a new case: to locate missing person Ludomir Draga, the half-brother of a rich Polish heiress. But young Ludo’s decadent and lavish lifestyle has earned him plenty of enemies.

Anne-Sophie Lunding-Sørensen writes with wit and great empathy and the novel is a fast-paced and gripping tale about everyone’s new favourite private investigator, Vivian Storm.


Two women in love, an epidemic of suicides in a mental hospital, a basement full of evil. One summer day in 1929, psychiatrist Hannah Neumann from Vienna arrives at Lakewood Sanatorium for Nervous Disorders in Southern Jutland. A suicide epidemic has been ravaging the younger female patients for a while and Hannah is supposed to try and put a stop to it. Hannah has been working with Freud in Vienna, and, like him, she practises modern psychoanalysis, which is based on conversations with the mentally ill. This method does not go down too well with the other psychiatrists in the sanatorium. At Lakewood, Hannah has to work with a young, ambitious nurse called Dagmar who is quick to learn, and the long intense working days soon lead to the two women entering into a secret love affair. In the third level of care is the large, mute patient known as The Horse. She hears voices and has visions about the evil that thrives at Lakewood. Hannah and Dagmar concentrate on preventing more suicides. Some
psychological detective work gets underway, but despite their great efforts, it isn’t long before another young woman walks into the lake and drowns herself in the light of the full moon.

THE SANATORIUM is a sharp tale about how power influences people and how the perception of mental illness is indeed subject to the eye observing the patient. And, it is about forbidden love.

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Sanatoriet. Anne-Sophie Lunding-Sørensen.

Photo: Karen Rosetzsky

Sanatoriet. Anne-Sophie Lunding-Sørensen.

Book cover: Simon Lilholt

Sanatoriet. Anne-Sophie Lunding-Sørensen.

Book cover: Alette Bertelsen