From the introduction:
Vasen no. 30, Jammerbugt county, near the Limfjord, Denmark.
Zenia is dead, but nobody knows that - maybe she doesn’t even really know it herself. She is only 13 years old. The unspeakable has happened out here. Day after day goes by, and nobody intervenes.
She wants help. She screams, but nobody hears her. Nobody except for a retired social worker who for the first time in her life makes contact with that which lies beyond.
We’re in the reclaimed land surrounding the fjord. On the vase, as the old dam is called. Out here one can find the cheapest houses in the area, where the properties are filled with car wrecks, broken-down dinghies, and eel traps entangled in orange fishing buoys.