This is book 3 in the Kurt Wallander series. Wallander is confronted with a seemingly normal middle class well-liked woman’s murder. As he searches for a reason why she would be executed, connections are revealed to the South African political upheaval. The book works back and forth between the South African plot and Wallander’s search fo the killer in Sweden. He follows false leads and is confounded by the South African connections as they are revealed. Eventually, the story lines are connected as Wallander follows the leads. I enjoy this series, but this was definitely not my favorite book in it. Quite a bit of the book was spent in South Africa and following the political upheaval that followed Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. I will still continue with the series as I have liked the other books and the character of Wallander.