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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.
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 2 hours 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 19 hours 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 24 days ago by Daniel Petrosini
Well written and a good followup to the Inspector Wallander books.Published 1 month ago by John W. Irwin
May many follow. Well written suspense with real people for detectives (not supermen). People you care about even as they irritate and exasperate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Cameron
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Good suspense. Couldn't wait to be able to read more!Published 2 months ago by apricotlil