On a cold winter morning in 1995, Anton, a 19-year-old boy, met a priest outside Glerárkirkja in Akureyri. After that, he was never seen again. Two decades later a priest is found murdered in the church in Grenivík. When the police investigate the case, they finds that a deacon has also been executed inside Akureyri. The killer leaves a difficult to decipher message, but it is still clear that he is out for revenge and more lives may be in danger.

Policewoman Salka returns to work after a leave of absence for personal reasons and deals with this sensitive case. Everyone has something to hide, whether police officers or church servants, and she herself has to deal with old ghosts.

Óskar handles the subject matter extremely well ... In this thrilling crime story, Óskar introduces a new and very exciting character, Salka. Óskar Guðmundsson shows unmistakably that he is one of our foremost crime novelists.

Hrafn Jökulsson,