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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Wonderful Wallander Tale, 18 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: The Fifth Woman: Kurt Wallander (Paperback)
I love the Wallander book and have been following them in order for the last few months.

This is the 6th book in series and is yet another compelling and intricate story which finds Wallander dealing with a lot going on in his personal life yet he is still able to focus on the killer who is attacking men who abuse women.

Very similar themes are raised in 'The Fifth Woman' as they are in Mankell's Swedish compatriot Stieg Larssons Millienuium series. (Also Mankell wrote this in the mid 90's).

Have loved all of the books so far believing that they all have merit even the ambitious acquired taste of 'The White Lioness' which shows a whole new side to Kurt Wallander.

At this stage Wallander has just come back from Rome with his Father and there trip was a relationship building exercise which gave Wallander renew energy. But things quickly go wrong with the sad news about his father and the continuing theme of Wallander questioning so many things about his life and his future ambitions.

The story develops well and by the end you almost have a sense of sympathy with the killer due to what she was trying to achieve and who she was actually killing.

'Sidetracked' is perhaps a better story in that we see more of the killer and how they are preparing their brutal kills but this still had me compelled and I cannot wait to read the next book.

There is an obvious agenda to bring Women into the series as we have lacked multiple female representation throughout the novels. The thought of a woman being able to be clever as a serial killer bemuses the Police and they continue to fear for the changes taking place within Sweden.

Overall it is a great book, a great character, and I can't wait to read more.
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