Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
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From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community. Other cancelled products: If you want to cancel products that are not damaged or incorrectly supplied, then you must inform us of this within seven working days following the date of receipt in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations or otherwise as soon as possible. The story is interesting and well told as Rebus gradually unearths a few loose ends and tugs away at these strands until the bigger picture starts to appear.
Only Detective Inspector John Rebus senses something evil, something too dangerous to ignore that has to be investigated and brought up into the light. Burnt in a chemical mix as a young girl, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later. The contrasts are good – the junkies living in squalid squats close to, but a world away from the tourist Edinburgh which is all that most people see and the financially secure business men. When Superintendent Watson appoints Rebus to a newly formed task force of police and prominent local businessmen funding a crack down on the drug situation in Edinburgh he keeps digging into the overdose at the squat. A young junkie named Ronnie McGrath is found dead in an Edinburgh squat - positioned like Christ on the cross - with candles beside him and what looks like satanic symbols on the wall.The John Rebus from the first book was suffering from memories of the war, and in this book there’s very few mentions of the war and none of what haunted him. Throw in a link to Satanism, a yearning to rekindle his relationship with Gill who is seeing a disc jockey and with a few red herrings and you have a good story. Go to any church service on Sunday morning at any church where, if you aren’t driving a Lexus, Rolls-Royce, or a Mercedes, they ask you (politely of course) to park in the overflow lot down the street. Having recently read an almost terrible teen romance set in Edinburgh, I was fascinated by how different perspectives can alter the same setting. From a beautiful city's darkest side to the private sanctums of the upper crust, Rebus is seeking the perfect hiding place for a killer, in Hide and Seek , the second novel in the series from Ian Rankin.
Seeing where our perspectives differ and in the main, where they meet, enriches our interpretations of the stories we read. Some side plots in the story involve illegal dog fights, a gay character, and Rebus's ex-lover - Gillian Templer - who has a new radio DJ boyfriend. I’ve been trying to amend that, and my journey into Ian Rankin is an example of me trying to better myself when it comes to one of my favourite genres. It doesn't look like murder until Detective Inspector John Rebus starts to chip away at the indifference and sleaze that's covering the case.Rebus just has a feel about the scene of death and decides to sniff around a bit more than would normally seem necessary in a case seemingly as cut and dried as this. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Trump is still saying stupid shit that the lapdogs at FOX News eat up like candy and Clinton is publishing unreadable thrillers with James Patterson. He is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award, and he received two Dagger Awards for the year's best short story and the Gold Dagger for Fiction.
Meanwhile, Rebus' boss, Detective Superintendent Watson, has roped him in to help on an anti-drugs campaign, which lets him hob nob with the rich and powerful -- fancy lunches and parties, invitations to the most exclusive clubs.Now the question is, do I carry straight on with the next Rebus book or do I read something else from the ever-growing pile by my bed?