The fourth book in the Pii Marin detective series takes on a hot topic – honour killings.
A murdered woman is found on the waterfront wearing a wedding gown. When her identity is established, authorities realise that her fiancé is also missing.
It becomes apparent that the dead bride was Shabina, the daughter of a Muslim family and student of women’s studies at the university, who was engaged to a Finnish Christian man. The police begin to suspect an honour killing.
Pii and Juha Heino sort out their past differences. The suspicion of honour killing has Pii seething, and she begins to gather up the strands of the case. A friend of the murdered bride tells her that Shabina was being followed by someone, and the trail finally leads to an apartment door that reads “Shadow”.