The Troubled Man : A Kurt Wallander Mystery, Paperback Book

The Troubled Man : A Kurt Wallander Mystery Paperback

Part of the Kurt Wallander series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Every morning Hakan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm.

Then, one day he fails to come home. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved but Hakan's son is engaged to his daughter Linda.

A few months earlier Hakan was eager to talk to Kurt about a controversial incident from his past.

Could this be connected to his disappearance? When Hakan's wife also goes missing, Wallander is determined to uncover the truth but the investigation will force him to look back over his own past, as he comes to the unsettling realisation that even those we love the most can remain strangers to us...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099548409

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I have read most of the Wallender books by Henning Mankell and liked some more than others. This one struck me as very slow paced - but maybe that was deliberate - and I found it was a bit of a struggle to keep going with it at times. It also made me think of the way Swedes used to be stereotyped as gloomy...Wallender was never a bundle of laughs, but in this book he was really depressed. Given that I am almost the same age as he is made me feel quite low. Over the years of reading Mankell's novels I have come to have a view of his political stance, and in this book he seems to be anti-US, which doesn't surprise me.One thing did strike me as being very accurate - when men suspect they have something wrong with their health they often adopt the ostrich position and do nothing much about it until it is too late.I didn't realise til I got to the end that this was to be the final Kurt Wallender book.

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