Anchorage, Alaska: A prominent Danish volcano scientist, Asger Vad and his wife and son, are found shot on the outskirts of the city.
The killer has placed the victims around a table on which there is a doll house with four small dolls and a pile of volcano ashes. However, one person is missing at the table.
The Family’s 11-year-old daughter has disappeared from the house, and a massive search starts. Has she run away, or did the killer take her? Also, what secrets do the family keep?
Inspector Daniel Trokic is sent to Alaska to participate in the investigation. He teams up with the half native detective Angie Johnson, and their hunt for an insane killer and the missing daughter begins.
This is the second book I have read from this author, and she definitely does not disappoint. From the first sentence I was drawn into this chilling tale. And chilling it was. The descriptions of the freezing cold and snowy landscapes of Alaska literally had me shivering while reading. The story moved at a very fast pace, and just when I thought I might have figured it out, there was a plot twist. I am very good at who done its, but Under a Black Sky kept me guessing until the actual reveal. The characters were developed with strong personalities that get the reader invested in what is happening. I coould not put this book down! I cannot wait for her next book to be translated to English!