Before the Frost
In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her... show more
In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father--the maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of her childhood friend Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the case her father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more dangerous than either could have imagined begins to emerge. They soon find themselves forced to confront a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners.
Publish date: February 14th 2006
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Linda Wallander (#1)
As it turns out, Linda is an insufferable idiot and Kurt a permanently angry man. I normally like Wallander books but this one was exasperating. Two stars.
Linda Wallander is just about to join her father in the Ystad police force. While on leave between training and taking up the job her friend Anna goes missing. Meanwhile her father is investigating the mysterious slaugher and burning of some animals, hoping that this isn't going to lead to human m...
I like Mankell, but this book seems to have fallen into the "Silence-of-the-Lambs-Syndrome" that seems to have become endemic. It's not enough to have someone get killed in the heat of passion or for greed. Now killers have to have killed hundreds, kill animals, butcher little children, bring abou...
This book is deliciously slow. Nothing really happens and still bit by bit the murder gets solved and ending in a big bang.As it happens I have been to Ystad but before I read the book(s). It's fun recollecting the places the books(s) take place.Also I love the tv series. Not the British ones but th...