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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 liked that it had a woman's sensibilities. I liked her responses to the feelings that washed over her. I liked that the story told made relationships primary.Published 15 days ago by Robert A.
It is some time since I last read a Henning Mankell book and "Before The Frost" reminded me just why I love his Wallander police procedurals. Read morePublished 15 days ago by keetmom
We've met Linda before in Wallander stories. What is different here is meeting Linda as her own person, standing up to her father, showing us she will make a strong police... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PECarroll
Mankell on top of his game. Ah, that Wallander is again taking matters into his own hands. And he has got to change his diet. Just an unforgettable group of characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jvd
I am a huge fan Mankell fan but sadly this seemed way off his style. Way too much telling rather than showing and just a boring read that caused me to give up reading it.Published 2 months ago by Daniel Petrosini
Well written and a good followup to the Inspector Wallander books.Published 2 months ago by John W. Irwin