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Faceless Killers Summary
Henning Mankell

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Faceless Killers Summary

Plot Summary

Faceless Killers is the story of divorced police detective Kurt Wallander's quest to bring to justice the murderers of an elderly farming couple. Wallander must deal with depression following his divorce, his daughter's emotional and physical distance, and his own problems with food and drinking. Meanwhile, he must cope with a leak to the media that the killers were foreign causing a string of anti-refugee violence, including another senseless murder. Wallander ultimately brings the killers to justice through painstaking police work.

As the novel begins, Maria and Johannes Lövgren are found at their rural farm. Johannes has been gruesomely killed, and Maria has been strangled with a noose and is barely alive. Detective Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate. Wallander's wife has recently left him, and he's lost touch with his daughter since she tried to commit suicide four years ago.

Maria Lövgren dies at...

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