One Step Behind by Henning Mankell

About the book

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. Each is killed by a single bullet.
Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander’s colleagues is found murdered. Is it the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

Reviewed by Botley Reading Circle:

Easy to read; enjoyed by all. Good plot and storytelling, all members of all ages enjoyed.

Star rating: ***

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3 thoughts on “One Step Behind by Henning Mankell”

  1. Review by Brockenhurst WI Reading Group:
    This was an excellent read. Enjoyed by everyone in the group. Eagerly awaiting reading another by same author.
    Star rating: ****


  2. Review by U3A Book Circles Reading Group:
    A good read but the Swedish people’s and places were very confusing. A “drama.. personae’ would have been helpful. Some people thought it was too long. (The map was totally useless!)
    Star rating: ***


  3. Review by Shipton Bellinger WI Reading Group:
    The dark brooding tension of most of the novel contrasts beautifully with the action at the end.
    Star rating: ***


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