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One Step Behind by Henning Mankell
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Apr 04, 08

bookshelves: mystery-scandinavian
Read in April, 2008

Mankell's mysteries are always good, but this one seemed especially intriguing. First of all Kurt Wallander has discovered he's diabetic, but for reasons he can't explain he feels ashamed about this, and is trying to hide it from everyone. In the midst of his worry about his own health, three young people are missing presumed dead, and one of his own co-workers has his/her head blown off with a shotgun, making the team realize that the two cases are probably related, and therefore the three young people are much more important than previously anticipated. A good mystery, a scary killer, some clever stuff on Wallander's part. I love how Mankell intertwines the lives of the detectives into how they do their jobs, and the clear example of team detecting, as opposed to the lone ranger type detective novels.
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