Thora Gudmundsdottir is an Icelandic lawyer forced by financial necessity to take a case looking into the grisly ritual murder of a German student at the University of Reykjavik. She is soon joined by Matthew Reich, the family representative and the case leads them through Iceland’s history of heinous witch trials. This novel was written in Icelandic and translated into English. I found it interesting to read a book set in Iceland and written by an Icelander. But true to form, crime and mystery is crime and mystery in any language. It was a good read and I am anxiously waiting for my reserve on the sequel to come in at the library.