After the death of Ellen Keldberg two visitors come to the northern Danish seaside town of Skagen on a snowy night.
Ellen's student nephew Mikkel comes to organise her funeral, yet he can barely remember Aunt Ellen and knows nothing about her life. Anne Sofie comes to exhibit her photographs, and to single-mindedly pursue her ruthless quest. She will allow no-one to obscure the truth about Ellen. Before Anne Sofie has finished, there will be blood in the snow, and she will have photographed death.
'The author's professional experience as a filmmaker finds its way into the excellent atmospheric portrait of the place and the people who inhabit it ... Petersen has created an interesting and surprising tale, with touches of macabre humour. It's a slow-burner of a murder mystery that lingers in the reader's mind for a long time, as much as blood on snow and the smell of freshly caught fish. Snow and darkness hide old painful secrets and new alliances promise the solving of mysteries and resolving of painful personal issues. Don't expect fireworks and you will enjoy this subtle analysis of family relations.' - Crime Review.