Wallander and his colleagues discover a woman’s body half-buried in the forest swamp. As they search the victim’s home, it becomes clear there has been an intruder and, more disturbingly, that the victim’s teenage daughter is missing. But the search for the missing girl leads Wallander down a treacherous path of secrets, confused loyalties, and forbidden love.
As Wallander is increasingly threatened by a local biker gang in connection with the investigation, his ability to keep himself safe is called into question. The return of an old flame provides some much-needed relief but, just as we think Wallander may finally find happiness, an unexpected shadow starts to haunt him.