Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson
has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously
on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been
found. Until his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to
Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island.
Soon he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past:
fragments that point inexorably to a local man called Nils Kant,
known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during
the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields
as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop
Julia's search for the truth. And that he's much, much closer than
she thinks . . .