A church in the glittering frozen wastes of northern Sweden.
Inside, a sacrifice: the body of a man - slashed to pieces, hands
severed, eyes gouged out. The victim's sister, Sanna, is first to
discover the body and immediately finds herself the police's only
suspect. Terrified and confused, she calls on a friend: got-shot
city lawyer Rebecka Martinsson. Rebecka hardly wants to return to
Kiruna - the small town she fled in disgrace years ago. But Sanna
is frightened and she needs a loyal friend to clear her name.
Someone not scared to dig deep and find the true killer. Yet
Rebecka is not especially welcomed into the closed-lipped
community. She might know the town, the people and how suspicious
they can be of strangers but she has still to find out how dark the
town's secrets have become in her absence.