It is a cold, dark, windy night in Oslo and Igi Heitmann pores over the debris in her dead father's office, trying to piece together the last days of his life as a failed private eye. She discovers a curious butterfly medallion in his desk - which in turn leads to the discovery of a young woman in a snow-drift, two bullets in her head and a gun in her hand.
Igi's father and the young woman died within hours of each other - is the same person responsible for both their deaths?
Igi soon finds herself in the role of detective, on a trail that leads to the city's underworld of corruption, sadism and child abuse.
Caught amongst the shards of a dozen shattered lives, she must tread carefully if she is to reconstruct the violent and tragic truth, and not be killed in the process.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/01/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099449263
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Review by judithann
Mystery novel about a university researcher, Igi Heitman, who takes over her father's last assignment. Her father was a private detective and died recently in a car accident. The woman he dealt with last is found dead, and Igi gets involved more and more in the past of the dead woman and the people around her. Only 220 pages, but it took me a long time to read - I did not get drawn into the story that much.