A murder rocks the camp in northern Finland where Tilly is supposed to be constructing an igloo youth hostel with a group of ten other troubled adolescents. The victim is a girl who Tilly admired — a girl who styled herself in exactly the same way she did. It’s clear that Tilly was the intended victim; she’s in no doubt about that. She hatches a plan to lure the killer onto thin ice — but her ploy is only partially successful. In order to find the real identity of the murderer and discover his true motive, Tilly has to investigate her distant past and uncover the sinister secret of her own identity.
Shortlisted for the Friedrich-Glauser-Prize/Hansjörg-Martin-Prize 2014
A first-class literary thriller that explores a disturbing subject — violence towards children — and features a heroine reminiscent of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander.