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Jan 18, 2021dlh1 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the novel, but thought the ending was too abrupt.
Dec 13, 2020evertkuijpers2020 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Another great Rebus novel by Rankin. No different from the others in the series; it's all about detective Rebus and his unorthodox way of doing investigative police work (including frequenting criminals) against the police establishment.…
Oct 27, 2016
18TH BOOK IN THE Inspector John Rebus SERIES
rb3221
May 14, 2016rb3221 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rebus, now retired and working on cold cases investigates five missing women and teams up with his old colleague and friend DI Siobhan Clarke. And as always Rebus is not a team player, drinks and smokes too much and uses mainly his…
Jan 21, 2015ndexter rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Ina Rankin's protagonist crime solver, John Rebus, behaves in typical fashion of being self-centered, a loner, not a team player, ignores policy, procedures, and department rules, rebellion against leadership, excessive smoking and…
Sep 02, 2014
A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Detective Rebus has retired, but is now back as a civilian investigating a series of missing women along a stretch of Scottish highway. A page-turning mystery with some beautiful…
Jan 24, 2014
This was the first Rebus story that i have read. It was an excellent piece of suspenseful writing. Rankin is a master storyteller.
Dec 29, 2013AuntJane rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I love the Rebus series, but you definitely can't start at the end - you have to get to know him first to appreciate him. I was happy to have a catchup with Rebus and Siobhan.
PrinceBishop
Nov 07, 2013PrinceBishop rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A great read for chilly November evenings. I'm amazed that Rebus is still standing, even if it is in another man's grave. Siobhan still turns my crank. Malcolm Fox is a total jerk.
Sep 21, 2013DanglingConversations rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Poor old Rebus is starting to look a bit forlorn. He has no power in the police force as he is retired and he drinks and smokes too much for the modern sensibility. I know he is supposed to be a maverick but I think Rankin needs to bring…
Sep 02, 2013billmacrotarian rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Hard drinking, heavy smoking, rock and roll loving John Rebus is back, as irascible as ever. He’s not drinking quite as much but he’s meeting with series nemesis Big Ger once a week for a drink. Now Rebus is a civilian looking into cold…
Aug 19, 2013IV27HUjg rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Thanks Rankin for bringing Rebus back for another run. Not my fave but still love the big lug. Most enjoyed the added description of a drive I love & can't get enough of - wild, desolate, breath-taking beautiful!!
Aug 06, 2013kelliyfults rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
could have been edited some: too many different agencies involved in this Scottish case- 'extra' characters didn't assist in the plot...the actual crimes received little attention. I have enjoyed other Rebus stories far more.
Jun 28, 2013vic17 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Its great to have Rebus back.
isaiahantwine
May 17, 2013
GOOD BOOK
violet_cheetah_741
May 10, 2013violet_cheetah_741 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Ive read a 600 page book before even a close to 1000 page book and this book bored me right up till the middle maybe it was because this was my first time reading about "rebus" but this was not my favorite at all
Mar 27, 2013Daphne57 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Ian Rankin consistently provides his readers with first class entertainment!
Mar 08, 2013BillyBoy46 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Traditional Rebus story with him getting information from sources nobody else thinks of - he's even understanding new technology can help. The tie in to Malcolm Fox seems to be there just to promote the Fox series of books.The ending of…
Feb 21, 2013librarianatlarge rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyed this. So glad Mr. Rankin has brought Rebus back, he is so much more interesting than Malcolm Fox. A thoroughtly satisfying read.
Feb 21, 2013StephenB rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Good yarn. Rebus smarter than anyone else, highly effective, but now operating half inside, half outside the the police force. Also an interesting view of Amlcolm Fox from Rebus's perspective, and a view of Siobhan Clarke's position in…
Feb 02, 2013
Great read and couldn't put it down.One of Ian Rankin's best ever.
Jan 29, 2013dcafk rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best, if not the best, of the Rebus series. Do yourself a favor and read this one ASAP.
Jan 25, 2013debwalker rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Rebus back and in great form - smoking, drinking and solving the case with old-school detection - hard slog, hanging out in pubs, and relentess drive. A new chilling character emerges - an 18 year old Cafferty-type with brains and a…
Jan 19, 2013axeman rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Inspector Rebus is back!! Excellent crime story.
Jan 08, 2013pitkerro rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A great read and a gripping story. Rebus is in fine form and his journeying would make a great tourist travel itinerary. As teenagers we all blithely hitch-hiked along these very roads, home being the Black Isle. It was way more isolated…