In this gripping thriller, Kurt Wallander's furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.
Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him.
But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER
Praise for Sidetracked
Wonderfully bleak thrillers...somehow unremitting and gripping at the same timeSean French, Independent
Mankell could turn you to crimeDaily Telegraph
Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommendedObserver
Wallander's investigations are perfectly judged to create a thrilling mood of growing tension culminating in a satisfying climaxThe Times