The Swedish physician Victoria works in a small village in the south-easter part of Norway. Early one winter morning a young man is found dead in the snow. The police conclude that the dead man has been hit by the plough of a snow truck. Victoria finds herself getting involved in the lives of all those concerned by the accident when she points out that there are indications the boy was the victim of a crime before being hit by the truck. The solving of the death mystery uncovers a great secret. A secret that Victoria prefers to keep to herself.