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A Review I did some time ago for @lovereadinguk Standing in another Mans Grave, Ian Rankin.

Five years since his retirement from the Police, Rebus finds himself working as a civilian on cold cases, after all, Rebus is the one who knows where all the bodies are buried! But no one seems interested in solving a particular series of disappearances from many years ago, until there is another disappearance which has all the hallmarks of the previous. This leads him from the seedy clubs of Edinburgh to the Highlands of Scotland, where he must uncover an untold secret to find the truth.

A story of secrets, lies, cover ups and dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of people over a number of years. Contending with unsavoury characters: gangsters and police alike, Rebus must unravel the the dark mystery set before him. Anarchic, dry and sometimes impish humour abounds with his tenacity for seeking the truth still as strong as it ever was.

A long time since I have read a book of such brooding and devilish ingenuity. Page turner, unputdownable are the usual cliched praise but in this instance fully deserved.

Rankin has bought Rebus back and he’s better than ever.


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