Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates

Corylus Books



ISBN: 9781916379787


Publication date: 15 September 2022

Rights: World English



As a police team is called in to investigate a woman’s suicide at the Hólmsheiði prison outside Reykjavík, to detective Guðgeir Fransson it looks like a tragic but straightforward case.

It’s only afterwards that the pieces begin to fall into place and he takes a deeper interest in Kristín Kjarr’s troubled background, and why she had found herself in prison.

His search leads him to a series of brutal crimes committed twenty years before and the unexplained disappearance of the prime suspect, whose wealthy family closed ranks as every effort was made to keep skeletons securely hidden in closets – while the Reykjavík police struggle to deal with a spate of fresh attacks that bear all the hallmarks of a copycat.

Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Sólveig Pálsdóttir has a diverse background. She’s a trained actor and has performed in theatre, television and radio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Iceland along with a degree in teaching. Sólveig taught Icelandic literature and linguistics, drama and public speaking for many years and has produced a number of radio programmes and managed cultural events. She has written eight crime novels and a memoir.

Sólveig received Blóðdropinn (The Drop of Blood)Award in 2020 when Fjötrar (Silenced) was awarded Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year. Skaði (Harm) was one of the most popular audiobooks on Storytel in 2022.