Before the Frost (Linda Wallander, Book 1) by Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg

By Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg

Linda Wallander is bored. simply graduated from the police academy, she is ready to begin paintings on the Ystad police station and circulation into her personal residence. in the meantime, she's dwelling along with her father and, like fathers and daughters all over the place, they're using one another loopy. Nor will they be ready to break out one another while she strikes out. Her father is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police strength, whom she is going to need to paintings along.

Linda's boredom doesn't final lengthy. quickly she is embroiled relating to her adolescence pal, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. because the research proceeds, she makes a number of rookie blunders. they're comprehensible, yet also they are life-threatening. and because the case her father is operating on dovetails together with her personal, whatever way more calculated and unsafe than both can have imagined starts to emerge.

Already a world bestseller, "Before the Frost" inaugurates Henning Mankell's new secret sequence approximately Linda Wallander, and contours Stefan Lindman of "The go back of the Dancing Master."

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A thought struck me just then about something she’d said to Danny before handing the receiver over to me, and I paused in midstream as I poured the hot water over the loose leaves in the tea strainer. ” “When you said ‘We’ll miss you,’”I reminded her. ” “Oh, didn’t Dr. Tucker tell you? Evidently, once the dear doctor’s residency is completed, he anticipates having to move to another city in order to start his practice. I imagine that’s fairly standard for young doctors and their families these days.

Not quite the enthusiastic response I was looking for. ” My fingers tightened around the phone. “No. Actually, I’m a little surprised. For a young woman of your age and health, by now I would expect to see the bony bridge of hard callus starting to form. We may want to consider leaving the cast on longer”—I groaned, so his voice grew louder to press the issue—“than previously anticipated. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear, but . . honestly, it’s better to take your time with this, Maggie.

How embarrassing. Leave it to me to arrive for an appointment while the man was in the bathroom. He turned his back to us and quickly locked the door before coming toward us, holding his hand out to Lou in greeting. “Ah, Tabor,” he said, “good. ” He gripped Lou’s hand hard, his thumb pressing down on Lou’s knuckle as though trying to make him cry uncle. And as I watched on, Lou seemed to return the favor. How . . odd. Must be a guy thing. Some of them seem willing to do almost anything to be top man on the totem pole.

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