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The introduction of Kurt Wallendar's daughter Linda as a main character in this book is a mistake.
I have read nearly all of Mankell's novels and this is one of the very best - the character development is great and the story consistently surprises you.
This book also relies very heavily on convenience and contrivance, and much of the "plot" struck me as lazy and just didn't work for me.
I have been reading Henning mankell for a while. I love the Kurt wallander series and knew I would love this. I hope their Will be more too read.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I can't really recommend this book. Maybe I have read too many Mankell books lately but the focus on Wallander's personal life and the constant arguing and bickering with his... Read morePublished 6 days ago by mary gollin
Is not up to the standards of the Kurt Wallander books. Linda Wallander is not a particularly likeable character and the premise that she is involved in the investigation prior to... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bill
This is not the greatest literature. However, I love Henning Mankell; his books just fascinate me. I can't say it better than that. They're fun.Published 8 days ago by Bettye R. Clement
From the moment I began reading this I was engaged. Having now read many of these stories, I have come to relate to the central character(s) as versions of myself as deeply... Read morePublished 19 days ago by askbeany
This time it's Linda Wallander (Kurt's daughter) who does the detective work. She is in limbo in the weeks before she takes up her position as a police officer in the Ystad Police... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Froda
Would Linda be able to carry the torch of the wallander legend ? Seems like she has most short (??) comings of her dad, being stubbornly self reliant, short tempered, imptient w... Read morePublished 26 days ago by H. Bae
This is my 7th Wallender book and, frankly, I was shocked by how bad it was. Tired writing was one problem, but the biggest one is that Kurt's daughter Linda is the main... Read morePublished 1 month ago by andyf333