Wallander moves into his new farmhouse with girlfriend Vanja Andersonn and the dog soon digs up skeletal remains near his house. The skeleton is that of a 20 year-old woman and is at least 10 years old. The police are everywhere on the farm which causes some friction in his private life. He first suspects a neighbor, Jan Petrus, who has a police record for putting women out on the street as prostitutes. He soon comes to believe that the remains may be that of Petrus' daughter. Meanwhile, he is also investigating the death of a young woman when body parts are found on a beach. They suspect she may have fallen or been pushed off a ferry traveling the route to Poland. They manage to identify the woman with CCTV footage from Polish immigration. They can also see that she was pregnant. As the case develops, he realizes there is a link between the two murders.