Before the Frost

By Henning Mankell

During this most up-to-date atmospheric mystery, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda subscribe to forces to go looking for a non secular enthusiast on a homicide spree. simply graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to affix the police strength, and he or she already indicates all of the hallmarks of her father--the maverick technique, the flaring mood. ahead of she even starts off paintings she turns into embroiled with regards to her adolescence pal Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. because the case her father is operating on dovetails along with her personal, whatever way more harmful than both may have imagined starts to emerge. They quickly locate themselves pressured to confront a gaggle of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners.

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She lifted her fingers in apology. “You do not know how a lot he misses him. No idea,” Linda acknowledged. Mona bought up from the chair, swaying yet staying on her toes. She disappeared into the rest room. Linda pressed her ear opposed to the door. She heard a tap operating, yet no bottles being taken from a mystery stash. while Mona reappeared she had combed her hair and washed her face. She regarded round for the vodka that Linda had poured down the drain, then served the espresso. Linda without warning felt a wave of pity for her.

Wallander attempted to restrain her. “They wish you to stick mendacity down. You have been knocked subconscious, notwithstanding there doesn’t seem to have been any inner harm, no longer even a concussion. ” “How did you get the following? ” she requested and closed her eyes. “Tell me. ” “If what I’ve heard to this point from my Danish colleagues and one of many emergency-room physicians the following on the Rikshospital is true, you have been tremendous fortunate. A patrol vehicle was once riding via and observed a guy knock you down. It in basic terms took a couple of minutes for the ambulance to reach.

Those who command the main admire are northerners, it appears. I don’t comprehend why. ” “How is he going to account for me being in the market this night? ” “He’ll think about anything. yet might be you could inform me what you proposal you have been doing. ” “I had a dream approximately Anna. ” “What kind of dream? ” “She known as out to me. I awakened and drove out the following. I didn’t recognize what i used to be planning on doing. I observed Henrietta inside of speaking to a guy. Then she regarded over in my path and that i ran after which I acquired stuck in that seize.

That wasn’t very convincing,” he acknowledged softly. “I may perhaps ask my query extra at once, yet that won’t be priceless, because you comprehend complete good what I suggest. You Anna final evening and also you came upon your solution to a home through the ocean. ” nearly all of what I inform him needs to be real, she notion fast, in a different way he’ll see via me. there is not any replacement, she suggestion, giving herself extra time by means of blowing her nostril. “I by no means made it to a house,” she acknowledged. “I chanced on a parked automobile lower than the timber. yet i used to be trying to find Anna.

Where’s Höglund? ” “I don’t imagine she desired to come along,” Linda acknowledged, seating herself as distant from her father as attainable. That day Linda discovered whatever vital approximately police paintings from either Anna and her father. Wallander inspired her by means of steerage the dialog with imperceptible but overall regulate. He by no means faced Anna without delay; he approached her from the facet, hearing her solutions, encouraging her even if she contradicted herself. He gave the look of having forever on the earth, yet by no means enable her off the hook.

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