""...rapidly becoming the writer I will drop everything in order to read."
Una is devastated after the suicide of her father. So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in Skalar on the storm-battered north coast of Iceland, she sees it as a chance to escape.
But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared for her this. The villagers are unfriendly, the weather is bleak, and, from the creaky attic bedroom in the old house she is living, she's convinced she heard the ghostly sound of singing.
Una worries that she is losing her mind. And then, just before Christmas, there is a death in the village.