My initial reaction to this book “Faceless Killers” was “Poor Kurt Wallander”!
Our introduction to the character of Inspector Wallander by Henning Mankell, was certainly unusual . As the hero of many detective novels after this story, he cuts a sorry figure – and yet, a realistic one.
At the beginning of the novel, we quickly discover that Wallander’s marriage has finished, his daughter doesn’t want to have much to do with him and his father doesn’t appear to like him much either! However, despite so many personal problems, he shows us how professional he is as
he deals with the murders of an elderly couple, racial unrest and the murder of an immigrant worker.
As a crime novel, this book worked well for me: there were some brutal, difficult crimes to solve and the character of Inspector Wallander is interesting. I’m looking forward to reading more of Henning Mankell’s work.