A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be
seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies,
betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same
wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for
Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in
a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life.
He is looking for answers. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its
secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human
endurance, he realises that many people would prefer their crimes
to stay buried.