About the book
Midsummer approaches, and Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his summer is ruined when a girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders.
Wallander’s hunt for the girl’s identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into terrible danger.
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER.
Reviewed by Andover NWR:
All the group loved it! We liked the detective, enjoyed the dour humour and felt that the book portrayed an accurate account of police work ie the officers had to do boring, repetitive jobs, but the read was by no means boring and repetitive. A little gory in parts, but we’ll read more of his books.