Hilde, the daughter of the executioner’s assistant, feels lonely and isolated. Nobody wants to have anything to do with either her or her father. She is now 27 years old and without a future. Who on earth would want to marry her?
When the bodies of four murdered women are found near the miserable hovel where Hilde lives with her father, rumours begin to circulate about witchcraft and werewolves. Hilde’s father and one of the prominent men of the Ice People are under suspicion of having committed the crimes.
Because of the case, Hilde finds herself welcomed into the warmth of the Ice People. Maybe she has a chance in life, after all?