A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter's day, a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his death from the church tower. Two decades later, the child - now a grown man, haunted by the past - calls the nun back to the scene of the crime. She has no choice to make a trip to Iceland again - reckoning with the mystery of August Franz's death and the abuses of power that may have brought it on. Print run 30,000.