The Fifth Woman

by Henning Mankell

Set in a cold Autumn in Sweden this book is both chilling and atmospheric. The reader can sense a country gripped by increasing violence, as events spiral out of control. As the narrative unfolds you will be gripped and desperate for the story to reach a satisfactory conclusion. It does not disappoint.


When we heard a dog barking he turned and walked back to the farmhouse. Now he really felt sick. And he was scared too. It was one thing to discover someone murdered. But the way this had been done .... Someone had planted bamboo stakes in the ditch. To impale a man. He stopped on the path to catch his breath. Images from the summer raced through his mind. Was it starting all over again? Were there no limits to what could happen in this country?

Translated by Steven T Murray


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