It is another season on Buckquoy where the death of prominent member of the island society occurs and although it was expected, it still jars those who were closest to them. As it is such an occasion, the family members gather from the far reaches of the islands and further to pay their respects to the dead.
As people gather, a decision has to be made and Thorfinn is again in charge of the decision which is who will inherit their place as the leader in the hierarchy. As relatives pursue their own agendas, those left with the fallout are the ones who have to aid Thorfinn in the process and so he calls upon his most faithful to observe the contenders and report back on their findings.
As this is ongoing, tragedy strikes and there is another death, although this one is much more mysterious as accusations and fists fly in the aftermath. With this new development, Ketil is called upon to help solve the mystery, especially when it is his old friend Sigrid who is in the firing line, but will they be able to work out who the culprit is before they take the fall, or will tragedy follow on their heels?
This is another mysterious historical crime where people are plotting behind the backs of others, while protecting their own, on a small island community filled with contentious individuals.
Reviewed by @roxsannel