In a remote Icelandic village, Rósa lives a simple life, but after her Mamma becomes ill, Rósa marries a visiting trader in exchange for a dowry, despite rumors of mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife's death. After Rósa follows her new husband, Jón, to his far-off home, she embarks upon a lonely life as a wife, kept isolated from the locals. Rósa is also forbidden to go into the attic, where strange noises make her wonder what really happened to Jón's wife. Rósa begins to doubt her sanity, and she will have to choose between obedience and defiance—with her own survival hanging in the balance.
"Lea crafts deeply intriguing characters while bringing to life their harsh landscape. Full of emotion, mystery, and suspense, this unique love story will keep readers guessing until the very end."—Booklist