Kati Hiekkapelto is a special needs teacher by training. She lives on an old farm on the island of Hailuoto in Northern Finland with her husband, three children and sizable menagerie. Hiekkapelto has taught immigrants and lived in the Hungarian region of Serbia. This is her first novel.
'A beautifully written and many-layered mystery novel that illuminates the dangers of prejudice, while still providing a major thrill ride.' * Mystery Scene Magazine * 'Heikkapelto's brooding debut, a large-scale police procedural set in a small Finnish town. . . Promises tough and powerful crime fiction to come.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Exceptionally well written and deftly crafted with a profusion of unexpected twists and turns.' * The Midwest Book Review *