The White Lioness
In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing persons case,... show more
In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing persons case, he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no idea how far he will have to go in search of the killer. In South Africa, meanwhile Nelson Mandela has made his long walk to freedom. Wallander find himself caught up in a conspiracy involving renegade members of the South African secret service and a former KGB agent, all of them set upon halting Mandela's rise to power. Faced with a world in which terrorism knows no frontiers Wallander must prevent a hideous crime that means to dam the tide of history.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 4th 2003
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Kurt Wallander (#3)
I had the good fortune of listening to this as an audiobook and I think this helped a lot with the rating I gave it, because although the plot was very interesting, at times it was too intrincated and long. I feel like if I had been just reading the book, I would have found it boring in some points...
Not even going to rate this one, since I didn't finish. I expect it wasn't bad, but the fact that I put it down, misplaced it, and totally forgot I was reading it until it was time to take it back to the library tells me I just wasn't that in to it.
Something I read gave away too much of the plot..., and the lack of suspense is killing me.I have to avoid all blurbs, GR reviews, wiki entries, amz reviews... total blackout..This one, moreover, looks like it's not Mankell's best, and I mainly started it because I've decided to read whole series, w...
This book started off incredibly strong; however then turned into a political thriller, which just aren't my cup of tea. Still worth the read in the series though.