'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
A body is found off the coast of Iceland.
A young Russian woman, Elena, hoped to find a fresh start.
Instead she found death.
A cursory police investigation calls it suicide.
Another statistic, she's 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.
On discovering another woman has vanished, she believes a killer roams free.
Her colleagues, however, think she's out to cause trouble.
With days before she's stripped of her badge, can Hulda catch the killer alone?
'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
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