One of Mankell's best! Interesting plot and story moved right along with less depressing moments from our great police officer (can't spell his name).
The opening chapters set the stage...mood...mystery...
The first scene with the attorney driving down the dark road.....you think something is going to happen...but what will it be?
I'm addicted to this series....i love Dick 's narration. I've bought wallander the PBS series.
I recommend this series. I wish they were listed #1, 2 etc. I've read then out of order however that didn't detract from the joy of reading this thoughtful policeman.
Cormac O Cuilleanain
Great characterization, strong Swedish setting, a convincing sense of the evils of the world and how weak we are when we try to change them. Although the plot structure sometimes exceeds the bounds of plausibility, this is storytelling of a high order. The reader on this recording tries too hard: characters tend to sniff, quaver and squeak. But when you get used to that, and begin to tune it out, the story comes through with steady hypnotic power. Highly recommended.