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After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend approaches him for help investigating his father's suspicious death. Kurt doesn't want to know. But then his friend is found shot dead. Against his better judgment, he returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast.
As you can see, I have cunningly snuck in the fourth in the Kurt Wallander series (I meant to read the third, but I can’t count!) and I found this even better than the first two. Mankell writes so very well, the characters are so brilliantly developed and the plots so thoroughly engrossing, that the only negative factor is coming to the end of the book: you long to discover the outcome, but are heartily sorry when it’s all over. I’ll go back for the next however, so all is not lost! For long time fans, the newest, and alas, perhaps the last in the Wallander series is now in our stores. Besides The Troubled Man, we have a terrific offer of three for the price of two on all Mankell’s backlist titles for those of you who, like me, are latecomers to these wonderful Scandinavian novels.
What a cracker of a good read! When you see me yawning at work during the day, it’s because I’ve stayed up way too late the night before, finishing a book such as this one. Like Annette, I am a late-comer to Henning Mankell, another fabulous Scandinavian author. With such fantastic characters and a brilliant plot, it’s easy to see why Mankell has such a huge following. I’m certainly going to read more in the Kurt Wallander series.