When a childhood friend suddenly dies, lawyer Rebecka Martinsson return to her home town in Kiruna. It soon turns out that not everything is what it seems and, along with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Rebekah is drawn into the hunt for a killer.
When Rebecka thinks she is nearing an answer to the mystery, she is forced further and further into the shadows of her childhood and a past she struggled to leave behind.
When a young woman is found murdered in Torneträsk the police are drawn into a situation involving local mining companies with foreign financiers. Rebecka is offered a job as an auxiliary prosecutor in Kiruna, but her unconventional working methods creates resistance amongst her colleagues.
Although Rebecka has been fired from her job as an auxiliary prosecutor, she continues digging into the case of the woman who was found murdered in an igloo. However, her commitment becomes an obsession and she soon goes beyond the legal limits in search of answers.