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  • Razor-sharp... Mankell is, without doubt, one of the most impressive crime writers at work today

  • Mesmerically fascinating

    Daily Telegraph
  • A terse, gripping dissection of a broken man whose private morality is as barren as the frozen wastes that betray his destiny

    Times Literary Supplement
  • An atmospheric and chilling portrait of a disturbed mind

  • A noirish psychological thriller, steeped in eerie premonitions and symbolism, in prose that's as cold, empty and pitiless as the landscape it describes


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