One Step Behind PDF ë One Step PDF/EPUB ²

One Step Behind PDF ë One Step PDF/EPUB ²

One Step Behind [Reading] ➷ One Step Behind By Henning Mankell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk It is Midsummer s Eve Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque But unknown to them, they are being watched With a bullet each, all three are murdered Soon afterwards, one of I It is Midsummer s Eve Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque But unknown to them, they One Step PDF/EPUB ² are being watched With a bullet each, all three are murdered Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander s colleagues is found murdered Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, One Step Behind.


10 thoughts on “One Step Behind

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is another dense, intricately plotted crime novel featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander Three young people, dressed in costumes and celebrating Midsummer s Eve, are brutally murdered The killer buries the bodies and while they remain undiscovered, the victim s parents are led to believe that their children are off touring Europe However, the mother of one of the victims refuses to believe this and insists that the police should be investigating the disappearance of the three But th This is another dense, intricately plotted crime novel featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander Three young people, dressed in costumes and celebrating Midsummer s Eve, are brutally murdered The killer buries the bodies and while they remain undiscovered, the victim s parents are led to believe that their children are off touring Europe However, the mother of one of the victims refuses to believe this and insists that the police should be investigating the disappearance of the three But the evidence, such as it is, suggests that the three are in fact alive and well, and the police do not take the mother s claims seriously.The one official who does believe that something might be amiss, is Kurt Wallander s colleague, Svedberg For some unknown reason, though, Svedberg does not share his suspicions with Wallander or anyone else Rather, he takes vacation time and begins to quietly investigate the case on his own Shortly thereafter, Svedberg dies under mysterious circumstances and almost immediately thereafter, it becomes clear that the three young people have indeed been murdered.Kurt Wallander now faces the most baffling case of his career He realizes that the death of Svedberg must be connected to the murders of the three young people, but how And the deeper he digs into the mystery, theelusive a solution appears to be.This is not a break neck thriller It proceeds at a very stately pace, as a real investigation of this magnitude would There s a great deal of soul searching and second guessing from practically everyone involved, Wallander most of all The story takes place against a society that s in transition, and a lot of people are wondering if things are spinning out of control Although the novel takes place during an unusually warm summer, the overall tone of the book could not bedreary.Throughout the book, Wallander suffers from what almost seems to be clinical depression He has major health issues he s not sleeping well he has hardly any energy, and for all the world, you would think he was a man approaching seventy It s almost jarring when the author reminds us on several occasions, that Wallander is not even fifty yet He questions his own ability and we are left to wonder through much of the book whether he will be able to see this case through to a successful conclusion.This is probably not a book that will appeal to readers looking for a bright, uplifting story to take them away from the cares and woes of their daily existence But for those who enjoy dark, gritty, believable police procedurals, One Step Behind will be just what the doctor ordered


  2. Brad Brad says:

    There s something to be said for knowing the answer to a mystery while you re reading a mystery I watched the first season of Wallander, of which One Step Behind was the last episode, before ever cracking a Wallander book, yet it didn t hurt my experience reading the book Henning Mankell did that quite well on his own buton that later.When the book opened, and Wallander s colleague, Svedberg, was found murdered in his flat, I was thrilled with knowing who the killer was and how the kil There s something to be said for knowing the answer to a mystery while you re reading a mystery I watched the first season of Wallander, of which One Step Behind was the last episode, before ever cracking a Wallander book, yet it didn t hurt my experience reading the book Henning Mankell did that quite well on his own buton that later.When the book opened, and Wallander s colleague, Svedberg, was found murdered in his flat, I was thrilled with knowing who the killer was and how the killer was related to his her past and future victims The myriad clues that Wallander, H glund and Martinsson were missing were clear to me in a way they wouldn t have been if I was reading this without prior knowledge though I am quite observant in a literary Sherlock way I had no investigative work to do, so I could just pick up the clues and move along What this allowed me to do, in turn, was payattention to the characters I was able to settle into the rhythms of their work, their relationships and their problems, which pulled me deep into the story at a rapid rate It started well I was enjoying One Step Behindthan any other Wallander I ve read, then my enjoyment began to fall apart in the most unexpected ways I should mention, here, that while I was reading this Wallander I was listening for the second time to Sjowall Wahloo s The Man Who Went Up in Smoke I ve found the Martin Beck books to be superior to the Wallander books, so I shouldn t be surprised that One Step Behind couldn t match its forebear, but the area in which Mankell s creation suffered most in comparison was the attitude towards the killer Sjowall Wahloo were not believers in the pure madman, the evil killer for the sake of evil nor am I So Mankell s decision to cast his One Step Behind killer with that mould, to let a dust mote debate float throughout the book about the nature of the killer, then end it with the killer being mad and evil, left me disappointed Not nearly so disappointed, however, as I was at Wallander s personal turn as Dirty Harry He was every bad Hollywood cop clich he was the unorthodox but effective copper he was the cop obsessed with catching his wo man, all else be damned he was self righteous and full of venom for everyone he judged he took unnecessary risks, put others in danger, fought off meddling bureaucrats, broke laws, all in the name of justice I had come to expectfrom Kurt Wallander in Henning Mankell s books, and the early stages of One Step Behind had promised that I would get what I expected But no All I got was disappointment.What started as potentially my most favourite Wallander book turned into my least I think I will watch the BBC version again soon I ve not seen it in a long time , and see if Wallander is as Hollywood there as he is in Mankell s pages I sure hope not


  3. Lars Guthrie Lars Guthrie says:

    When I read the works of one author, andemphatically when I read a series by one author, I feel that I almost go further than just the reciprocal relationship between text and reader outlined by Louise Rosenblatt in her transactional theory of literature With Mankell and also recently with the twelve volume Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell , it s as if I am in a dialogue with the author I know that s impossible the books have already been written But my reaction to the f When I read the works of one author, andemphatically when I read a series by one author, I feel that I almost go further than just the reciprocal relationship between text and reader outlined by Louise Rosenblatt in her transactional theory of literature With Mankell and also recently with the twelve volume Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell , it s as if I am in a dialogue with the author I know that s impossible the books have already been written But my reaction to the fifth and sixth books in the Kurt Wallander series was positive on the character development of that detective and his colleagues and negative on the implausible villains in those books In One Step Behind, number seven in the series, I found the serial killer credible and real, which made action scenes that muchengrossing and the suspense that muchchilling and nerve wracking The murder of one of Wallender s colleagues and the skeletons in that person s closet added spice to the usual mix Thanks, Henning My interest was flagging only slightly because Wallander is so interesting Now you re back in the game


  4. Bill Krieger Bill Krieger says:

    Wow This is a must read for all Wallander philes The plot is very good Even better though, Wallander is a mess He has health problems, his father died in the last book, he doesn t have a girlfriend, his ex wife is getting remarried, and his confidence is completely shot It s classic, wonderful Wallander Ups and downs and dog tired through a difficult case, it s just a lot of fun to follow along.One of my favorite scenes is when Wallander learns that one of his coworkers considers Wallander Wow This is a must read for all Wallander philes The plot is very good Even better though, Wallander is a mess He has health problems, his father died in the last book, he doesn t have a girlfriend, his ex wife is getting remarried, and his confidence is completely shot It s classic, wonderful Wallander Ups and downs and dog tired through a difficult case, it s just a lot of fun to follow along.One of my favorite scenes is when Wallander learns that one of his coworkers considers Wallander to be his best friend This rocks Wallander s world because he has no personal interaction with the guy outside of work Is everyone as isolated as I feel, Wallander wonders And what do the people I feel close to really think of me It s a classic episode of Wallander self doubt and over analysis.I have loved all the Wallander books, and this one may be the best BOLD It s 4 bill stars, and it took some late plot miscues to keep this book from being 5 stars Not a goodread.com A GREAT read he he yow, bill


  5. Donald Gallinger Donald Gallinger says:

    Henning Mankel has proved himself to be a wonderful crime novelist His books create a wonderful sense of atmosphere along with razor sharp plotting The great pleasure in reading Mankell is the social commentary on Sweden s changing society His fiction is at least as much about evolving s in Swedish culture as it is about the classic who done its.


  6. Bibliophile Bibliophile says:

    One Step Behind was my second Henning Mankell novel about Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander, and like Sidetracked, the first Wallander novel I read, I wanted to like itthan I did One Step Behind concerns the investigation into the murder of a policeman, one of Wallander s colleagues, who was himself involved in a secret investigation of a crime that no one else believed had been committed How Wallander manages to catch the criminal despite constantly being one step behind forms the myst One Step Behind was my second Henning Mankell novel about Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander, and like Sidetracked, the first Wallander novel I read, I wanted to like itthan I did One Step Behind concerns the investigation into the murder of a policeman, one of Wallander s colleagues, who was himself involved in a secret investigation of a crime that no one else believed had been committed How Wallander manages to catch the criminal despite constantly being one step behind forms the mystery here I do like the atmosphere of the novels and Wallander s musings about how the world is changing, but sometimes the gloom and doom about how violent bad Swedish society is kind of makes me laugh given how much less violent Sweden is than the United States Plus, the resolutions to both mysteries ended up being rather far fetched and I never like the inside the mind of the killer stuff, because it has seemed a bit banal in both of the Mankell mysteries I read someone like Ruth Rendell makes her psychopaths incredibly creepy and yet weirdly sympathetic, and Mankell doesn t seem to have the skill to do that Also, and I don t know whether this is just the translation, but the writing seems very flat and stiff in One Step Behind it seems to be written in the style of my son s board books Still, I m a completist, and Wallander is an interesting enough figure that I probably will go ahead and read the rest of these mysteries kvetching the entire time


  7. Writerlibrarian Writerlibrarian says:

    The tension and the depth of the plot from each book becomeandinteresting In this we find Wallander looking for the killer of a fellow detective who was looking for three missing students Simple yet terribly complicated and dark Wallander s private life is the back bones of the series We see him struggling with health problems, his emotional ups and downs The plot keeps you reading but Wallander s personal turmoils makes you turn the pages faster.


  8. Patrick Sherriff Patrick Sherriff says:

    Great to spend time with Wallander in small town Sweden My full review is here Great to spend time with Wallander in small town Sweden My full review is here


  9. Mark Mark says:

    One Step Behind is the seventh book in the Kurt Wallander series and I can honestly say these books keep getting better and better This is a 5 star read for me interesting as I look back on the reviews and ratings I have given over the first six books I started with 3 stars, worked up to 4, then 4.5 and now 5.This book is quite dark and grisly and has a superbly crafted plot ultimately centring around one man s intense hatred to see happiness It s an intriguing tale and author, Henning Man One Step Behind is the seventh book in the Kurt Wallander series and I can honestly say these books keep getting better and better This is a 5 star read for me interesting as I look back on the reviews and ratings I have given over the first six books I started with 3 stars, worked up to 4, then 4.5 and now 5.This book is quite dark and grisly and has a superbly crafted plot ultimately centring around one man s intense hatred to see happiness It s an intriguing tale and author, Henning Mankell builds the suspense slowly as the storyline unfolds.What I truly love about these books is the central character, Wallander Mankell has delivered a totally believable, totally human protagonist He makes the mundane, interesting and validates these human elements that actually give me space to embrace my own humanness The fleeting thoughts that we are privileged to glimpse, the insecurities about health, wellbeing, and the wonderings about people and things somehow give the reader permission to be an ordinary human and actually still be quite extraordinary


  10. Shom Biswas Shom Biswas says:

    Oh bloody sensational This is nearly as good as it gets Perhaps Henning Mankell has written better, I don t know This is my first, and I am super excited I had a Louise Penny binge in early 2016 Seems like another binge could be on its way Have already picked up Faceless Killers next.Review maybe next year, when I get some perspective.


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10 thoughts on “One Step Behind

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is another dense, intricately plotted crime novel featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander Three young people, dressed in costumes and celebrating Midsummer s Eve, are brutally murdered The killer buries the bodies and while they remain undiscovered, the victim s parents are led to believe that their children are off touring Europe However, the mother of one of the victims refuses to believe this and insists that the police should be investigating the disappearance of the three But th This is another dense, intricately plotted crime novel featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander Three young people, dressed in costumes and celebrating Midsummer s Eve, are brutally murdered The killer buries the bodies and while they remain undiscovered, the victim s parents are led to believe that their children are off touring Europe However, the mother of one of the victims refuses to believe this and insists that the police should be investigating the disappearance of the three But the evidence, such as it is, suggests that the three are in fact alive and well, and the police do not take the mother s claims seriously.The one official who does believe that something might be amiss, is Kurt Wallander s colleague, Svedberg For some unknown reason, though, Svedberg does not share his suspicions with Wallander or anyone else Rather, he takes vacation time and begins to quietly investigate the case on his own Shortly thereafter, Svedberg dies under mysterious circumstances and almost immediately thereafter, it becomes clear that the three young people have indeed been murdered.Kurt Wallander now faces the most baffling case of his career He realizes that the death of Svedberg must be connected to the murders of the three young people, but how And the deeper he digs into the mystery, theelusive a solution appears to be.This is not a break neck thriller It proceeds at a very stately pace, as a real investigation of this magnitude would There s a great deal of soul searching and second guessing from practically everyone involved, Wallander most of all The story takes place against a society that s in transition, and a lot of people are wondering if things are spinning out of control Although the novel takes place during an unusually warm summer, the overall tone of the book could not bedreary.Throughout the book, Wallander suffers from what almost seems to be clinical depression He has major health issues he s not sleeping well he has hardly any energy, and for all the world, you would think he was a man approaching seventy It s almost jarring when the author reminds us on several occasions, that Wallander is not even fifty yet He questions his own ability and we are left to wonder through much of the book whether he will be able to see this case through to a successful conclusion.This is probably not a book that will appeal to readers looking for a bright, uplifting story to take them away from the cares and woes of their daily existence But for those who enjoy dark, gritty, believable police procedurals, One Step Behind will be just what the doctor ordered

  2. Brad Brad says:

    There s something to be said for knowing the answer to a mystery while you re reading a mystery I watched the first season of Wallander, of which One Step Behind was the last episode, before ever cracking a Wallander book, yet it didn t hurt my experience reading the book Henning Mankell did that quite well on his own buton that later.When the book opened, and Wallander s colleague, Svedberg, was found murdered in his flat, I was thrilled with knowing who the killer was and how the kil There s something to be said for knowing the answer to a mystery while you re reading a mystery I watched the first season of Wallander, of which One Step Behind was the last episode, before ever cracking a Wallander book, yet it didn t hurt my experience reading the book Henning Mankell did that quite well on his own buton that later.When the book opened, and Wallander s colleague, Svedberg, was found murdered in his flat, I was thrilled with knowing who the killer was and how the killer was related to his her past and future victims The myriad clues that Wallander, H glund and Martinsson were missing were clear to me in a way they wouldn t have been if I was reading this without prior knowledge though I am quite observant in a literary Sherlock way I had no investigative work to do, so I could just pick up the clues and move along What this allowed me to do, in turn, was payattention to the characters I was able to settle into the rhythms of their work, their relationships and their problems, which pulled me deep into the story at a rapid rate It started well I was enjoying One Step Behindthan any other Wallander I ve read, then my enjoyment began to fall apart in the most unexpected ways I should mention, here, that while I was reading this Wallander I was listening for the second time to Sjowall Wahloo s The Man Who Went Up in Smoke I ve found the Martin Beck books to be superior to the Wallander books, so I shouldn t be surprised that One Step Behind couldn t match its forebear, but the area in which Mankell s creation suffered most in comparison was the attitude towards the killer Sjowall Wahloo were not believers in the pure madman, the evil killer for the sake of evil nor am I So Mankell s decision to cast his One Step Behind killer with that mould, to let a dust mote debate float throughout the book about the nature of the killer, then end it with the killer being mad and evil, left me disappointed Not nearly so disappointed, however, as I was at Wallander s personal turn as Dirty Harry He was every bad Hollywood cop clich he was the unorthodox but effective copper he was the cop obsessed with catching his wo man, all else be damned he was self righteous and full of venom for everyone he judged he took unnecessary risks, put others in danger, fought off meddling bureaucrats, broke laws, all in the name of justice I had come to expectfrom Kurt Wallander in Henning Mankell s books, and the early stages of One Step Behind had promised that I would get what I expected But no All I got was disappointment.What started as potentially my most favourite Wallander book turned into my least I think I will watch the BBC version again soon I ve not seen it in a long time , and see if Wallander is as Hollywood there as he is in Mankell s pages I sure hope not

  3. Lars Guthrie Lars Guthrie says:

    When I read the works of one author, andemphatically when I read a series by one author, I feel that I almost go further than just the reciprocal relationship between text and reader outlined by Louise Rosenblatt in her transactional theory of literature With Mankell and also recently with the twelve volume Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell , it s as if I am in a dialogue with the author I know that s impossible the books have already been written But my reaction to the f When I read the works of one author, andemphatically when I read a series by one author, I feel that I almost go further than just the reciprocal relationship between text and reader outlined by Louise Rosenblatt in her transactional theory of literature With Mankell and also recently with the twelve volume Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell , it s as if I am in a dialogue with the author I know that s impossible the books have already been written But my reaction to the fifth and sixth books in the Kurt Wallander series was positive on the character development of that detective and his colleagues and negative on the implausible villains in those books In One Step Behind, number seven in the series, I found the serial killer credible and real, which made action scenes that muchengrossing and the suspense that muchchilling and nerve wracking The murder of one of Wallender s colleagues and the skeletons in that person s closet added spice to the usual mix Thanks, Henning My interest was flagging only slightly because Wallander is so interesting Now you re back in the game

  4. Bill Krieger Bill Krieger says:

    Wow This is a must read for all Wallander philes The plot is very good Even better though, Wallander is a mess He has health problems, his father died in the last book, he doesn t have a girlfriend, his ex wife is getting remarried, and his confidence is completely shot It s classic, wonderful Wallander Ups and downs and dog tired through a difficult case, it s just a lot of fun to follow along.One of my favorite scenes is when Wallander learns that one of his coworkers considers Wallander Wow This is a must read for all Wallander philes The plot is very good Even better though, Wallander is a mess He has health problems, his father died in the last book, he doesn t have a girlfriend, his ex wife is getting remarried, and his confidence is completely shot It s classic, wonderful Wallander Ups and downs and dog tired through a difficult case, it s just a lot of fun to follow along.One of my favorite scenes is when Wallander learns that one of his coworkers considers Wallander to be his best friend This rocks Wallander s world because he has no personal interaction with the guy outside of work Is everyone as isolated as I feel, Wallander wonders And what do the people I feel close to really think of me It s a classic episode of Wallander self doubt and over analysis.I have loved all the Wallander books, and this one may be the best BOLD It s 4 bill stars, and it took some late plot miscues to keep this book from being 5 stars Not a goodread.com A GREAT read he he yow, bill

  5. Donald Gallinger Donald Gallinger says:

    Henning Mankel has proved himself to be a wonderful crime novelist His books create a wonderful sense of atmosphere along with razor sharp plotting The great pleasure in reading Mankell is the social commentary on Sweden s changing society His fiction is at least as much about evolving s in Swedish culture as it is about the classic who done its.

  6. Bibliophile Bibliophile says:

    One Step Behind was my second Henning Mankell novel about Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander, and like Sidetracked, the first Wallander novel I read, I wanted to like itthan I did One Step Behind concerns the investigation into the murder of a policeman, one of Wallander s colleagues, who was himself involved in a secret investigation of a crime that no one else believed had been committed How Wallander manages to catch the criminal despite constantly being one step behind forms the myst One Step Behind was my second Henning Mankell novel about Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander, and like Sidetracked, the first Wallander novel I read, I wanted to like itthan I did One Step Behind concerns the investigation into the murder of a policeman, one of Wallander s colleagues, who was himself involved in a secret investigation of a crime that no one else believed had been committed How Wallander manages to catch the criminal despite constantly being one step behind forms the mystery here I do like the atmosphere of the novels and Wallander s musings about how the world is changing, but sometimes the gloom and doom about how violent bad Swedish society is kind of makes me laugh given how much less violent Sweden is than the United States Plus, the resolutions to both mysteries ended up being rather far fetched and I never like the inside the mind of the killer stuff, because it has seemed a bit banal in both of the Mankell mysteries I read someone like Ruth Rendell makes her psychopaths incredibly creepy and yet weirdly sympathetic, and Mankell doesn t seem to have the skill to do that Also, and I don t know whether this is just the translation, but the writing seems very flat and stiff in One Step Behind it seems to be written in the style of my son s board books Still, I m a completist, and Wallander is an interesting enough figure that I probably will go ahead and read the rest of these mysteries kvetching the entire time

  7. Writerlibrarian Writerlibrarian says:

    The tension and the depth of the plot from each book becomeandinteresting In this we find Wallander looking for the killer of a fellow detective who was looking for three missing students Simple yet terribly complicated and dark Wallander s private life is the back bones of the series We see him struggling with health problems, his emotional ups and downs The plot keeps you reading but Wallander s personal turmoils makes you turn the pages faster.

  8. Patrick Sherriff Patrick Sherriff says:

    Great to spend time with Wallander in small town Sweden My full review is here Great to spend time with Wallander in small town Sweden My full review is here

  9. Mark Mark says:

    One Step Behind is the seventh book in the Kurt Wallander series and I can honestly say these books keep getting better and better This is a 5 star read for me interesting as I look back on the reviews and ratings I have given over the first six books I started with 3 stars, worked up to 4, then 4.5 and now 5.This book is quite dark and grisly and has a superbly crafted plot ultimately centring around one man s intense hatred to see happiness It s an intriguing tale and author, Henning Man One Step Behind is the seventh book in the Kurt Wallander series and I can honestly say these books keep getting better and better This is a 5 star read for me interesting as I look back on the reviews and ratings I have given over the first six books I started with 3 stars, worked up to 4, then 4.5 and now 5.This book is quite dark and grisly and has a superbly crafted plot ultimately centring around one man s intense hatred to see happiness It s an intriguing tale and author, Henning Mankell builds the suspense slowly as the storyline unfolds.What I truly love about these books is the central character, Wallander Mankell has delivered a totally believable, totally human protagonist He makes the mundane, interesting and validates these human elements that actually give me space to embrace my own humanness The fleeting thoughts that we are privileged to glimpse, the insecurities about health, wellbeing, and the wonderings about people and things somehow give the reader permission to be an ordinary human and actually still be quite extraordinary

  10. Shom Biswas Shom Biswas says:

    Oh bloody sensational This is nearly as good as it gets Perhaps Henning Mankell has written better, I don t know This is my first, and I am super excited I had a Louise Penny binge in early 2016 Seems like another binge could be on its way Have already picked up Faceless Killers next.Review maybe next year, when I get some perspective.

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