I revived a copy of this in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
This is the 5th book by this author, however it was the first one that is read. I don't think that reading this as a standalone had affected my understanding of the book in anyway, but it has made me want to read the previous ones.
I felt that this was well written, and a pleasure to read. I didn't find it too complex and was unable to stop picking it up.
Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier...