by Ann Cleeves
In the Shetland Islands, Fran Hunter finds the body of a dead teenager in the snow on her way home. Most everyone feels that the murderer is an old, local, simple man, Magnus Tait. Some years before, he had been connected to a disappearance of young girl, but had never been charged or convicted. However, based on his odd behavior, it is felt that he is likely responsible for the teenager’s murder if not the young child’s disappearance also. Detective Jimmy Perez is not convinced Magnus is responsible. He continues the investigation to find the truth. This book was well written and very atmospheric. It gives the reader an interesting look at life in the Shetland Islands.