The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an
international bestseller at the height of her powers. 'Mummy dead.'
The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last
thing Brynjar - and doubtless the others - wanted to hear at that
moment. 'Daddy dead.' It got worse. 'Adda dead. Bygga dead.' The
child sighed and clutched her grandmother's leg. 'All dead.' A
luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour with nobody on board.
What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board
when it left Lisbon? Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young
father's parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the
mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel
was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she
thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karitas, the
glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the
body that has washed up further along the shore?