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Under the Snow

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Under the Snow

From the author of Blackwater comes this atmospheric and chilling tale of small-town lies and jealousy set in the icy northern landscape of Lapland. Police Constable Torsson receives a disturbing call from the remote town of Rakisjokk: an artist named Matti purportedly walked off into the tundra and froze to death after a game of mah-jongg turned violent. Torsson skis to Rakisjokk to investigate the death, but when he arrives, the townspeople greet him with a conspiracy of silence. Unable to find any evidence of foul play, Torsson leaves Rakisjokk and delegates Matti’s file to a dusty bottom drawer.

Then David, an old friend of Matti’s, turns up months later and pushes Torsson to return to Rakisjokk and find out what really happened. Under the midnight sun of a Scandinavian summer, they uncover the shocking truths of a town determined to bury its secrets.

Under the Snow
by Kerstin Ekman

  • Publication Date: January 15, 1999
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 0312200382
  • ISBN-13: 9780312200381