In the middle of the night, far north in Norway at Finnmarksvidda, the Sami teenager Elle Jannok is on her way home from a party, when she finds a cell phone ringing. The phone belongs to a missing girl, Sofie. A couple of days later, the local police discover Sofie’s body in a caravan three hours south of Finnmark.
A teenage girl, Sofie, disappears on her way home from a party in Kautokeino. A friend reports her missing to the police, but the case is not taken seriously. Not until Sofie is found murdered in a village a few hours away.
Maja's theory of a possible serial killer is finally heard by the police, who permit her to join the investigation despite their doubts. She begins to dig into old cases in the archives, searching for a pattern.
Maja's confrontation with her father has major consequences. The day after their feud, he is found dead at home having taken his own life. The shock of the loss of her father sends Maja even closer to the tipping point.