When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realise that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining.
An unforgettably atmospheric debut from a rising star about a young woman's disappearance and a lonely man's obsession with discovering the truth. Three years ago, Lelle's daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. He has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under a midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption.