One Step Behind
Publish date: April 3rd 2003
Pages no: 450
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Kurt Wallander (#7)
This was the first book by Henning Mankell I read, or actually listened to. I know it was a little weird to start in the middle of the Wallander series, but still I enjoyed it a lot since it was during the time the Scandinavian detective books were hugely popular in the Netherlands and I also read a...
It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But unknown to them, they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the c...
I saw the BBC TV series and liked it very much, so I expected to like the novels. This was the first one I read, even though it's the seventh in the series. Great pacing, a good story, and the main character, Kurt Wallander, is a satisfyingly complex man to keep the series moving along.
Truly a suspenseful tear-jerker and a brutal bloodbath
The tension and the depth of the plot from each book become more and more interesting. In this we find Wallander looking for the killer of a fellow detective who was looking for three missing students. Simple yet terribly complicated and dark. Wallander's private life is the back bones of the series...