""Those who were enthralled by Theorin’s first book will love this second..." "
Katrine and Joakim Westim move to an old manor house at Eel Point on the Swedish island of Öland. Although in need of extensive renovation, Katrine in particular is enchanted by the history of the old house and the nearby lighthouses. However, the house has a bleak past as evidenced by the list of names of dead people connected to Eel Point which she stumbles across one day.
Not long after, Katrine is found drowned off the rocks nearby. Although seemingly a tragic accident, Joakim cannot understand why Katrine was drawn to the lonely jetty, a riddle that Tilda Davidsson, a new police recruit on the island is keen to solve. As the deepening winter encroaches on the islanders a series of break-ins are an unwelcome distraction for the island's police. However, as the burglars extend their range of victims the crisis at Eel Point and the Island's house thefts converge to make Christmas Eve a night that no-one will ever forget.