Monday, November 19, 2007

'Hide and Seek'

by Ian Rankin

Fiction/Mystery, 1990
Orion Books, mm pb, 253 p.
Inspector Rebus series- Book #2
(#47 for 2007, 2nds Challenge- #2)
A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat – spread-eagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict, until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the façade of the Edinburgh familiar to the tourists. Only Rebus seems to care about a death which looks more like murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind.
I don’t have much to say about this one. It’s the only book I managed to read during my trip to Canada. And it’s my own fault that I didn’t enjoy this one more than I did. I kept reading it in fits and starts, and often while half falling asleep, so I can’t really blame the book for not fully grabbing me. It was fun to meet up with Rebus again after the first book, Knots & Crosses, which I read this summer and I do plan to continue on in the series.

My Rating: 3/5


  1. Actually, it sounds pretty good!! Sorry that you didn't enjoy it more. Sometimes, it's just not meant to be!

  2. Stephanie- It was just a timing thing and I didn't dislike it. :P


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