FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME NOVELS SINCE 1945
'An intelligent, provocative whodunit with a killer twist' IAN RANKIN
A body is found off the coast of Iceland.
A cursory police investigation calls it suicide. She's just another statistic, soon forgotten.
But not by Reykjavik Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir.
Difficult and unconventional, Hulda is being forced into early retirement.
Offered one last cold case to investigate she chooses Elena's.
And when she discovers another woman vanished at a similar time, she believes a killer roams free.
With days before she's stripped of her badge, can Hulda catch the killer alone?
'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times
'Outstanding' Daily Mail
'Expertly plotted, with an ending that's a true shocker' Guardian
'Magnificently dark and twisted and that ending - blimey!' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man