About this book
A moving and compelling standalone novel from the creator of "Wallander", a disturbing and powerful portrait of the frailty of mankind, of ageing and death. 'Mankell's words fall like snowflakes, building up to make even the mist ugly thing something of of beauty' "Metro"
Once a successful surgeon, Frederick Welin now lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. Nearly twelve years have passed since he was disgraced for attempting to cover up a tragic mishap on the operating table. One morning in the depths of winter, he sees a hunched figure struggling towards him across the ice.