The White Lioness
5 journalers for this copy...
"In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Åkerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate.
As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing persons case, he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no conception of how far he will have to go in search of the killer. In South Africa, meanwhile, Nelson Mandela has made his long walk to freedom, Wallander finds himself caught up in a conspiracy involving renegade members of the South African secret service and a former KGB agent, all of them set upon halting Mandela's rise to power. Faced with a world in which terrorism knows no frontiers, Wallander must prevent a hideous crime that means to dam the tide of history."
Journal Entry 2
Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (12/20/2017 UTC) at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom
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A wishlist book on its way to earthcaroleanne!
Journal Entry 3
Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, December 29, 2017
Thank you so much for this wishlist book.
Journal Entry 4
Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, February 26, 2018
I'm a bit disappointed with this one. There are large chunks of political history on South Africa, I realise that some of this is necessary to understand the motives of the criminals, but there's so much that it disrupts the flow of the story. Just as you are becoming gripped it switches to long paragraphs of history. The part of this story that was set in Sweden was really gripping, however the part set in South Africa was much less interesting and didn't really stack up at all. It went on too long and the politics element was laboured.
Journal Entry 5
Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, April 07, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (4/9/2018 UTC) at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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Sending as a thank you.
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Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 13, 2018
Arrived safely today. Many thanks for this wishlist book.
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Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 12, 2019
I enjoyed this more than the previous Wallander I read so hopefully this is a series that will improve over time.
Reserved as a possible book for plum’s world of crime bookbox.
Journal Entry 8
Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 09, 2019
The bookbox had a book by a Swedish author that I’d already read so this book is heading off to marmee463 instead :)
Journal Entry 9
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, February 15, 2019
Surprise, surprise - I arrived home this afternoon to find The White Lioness in my letterbox - thank-you so much brunton11. Also thank-you for the stickers, book plates etc - a generous act and much appreciated. Now looking forward to finding out what Kurt is up to...
Journal Entry 10
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, February 21, 2019
In this novel Mankell tells two parallel stories, a tricky business but Mankell does it skillfully. One story is a tense murder mystery featuring Wallander at his unpredictable best; the other is a suspenseful political thriller set in de Klerk’s Africa at the tail end of apartheid. It is an impressive balancing act culminating in a suspenseful, entertaining read.
Journal Entry 11
SI Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 30, 2019
Released 6 mos ago (7/5/2019 UTC) at SI Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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Coffee today with friends, hopefully one of them will catch it.
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Journal Entry 12
Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 05, 2019
Another to add to my reading list of Wallander, although seen on TV but a book is always better