A choir of young women gives an acclaimed guest performance in a country church outside Ystad. Afterwards, the 18-year-old choir member Miranda Dahno disappears. Initially it seems like Miranda has left of free will, but soon traces are found that point in the opposite direction. The thrilling hunt for both victim and culprit leads Wallander to people close to Miranda. It also leads him to conclude that there is a fine line between love and hate.