Standing in Another Man's Grave - Ian Rankin

Standing in Another Man's Grave

By Ian Rankin

  • Release Date: 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
4
From 113 Ratings

Description

John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years.

For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere.

Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus.

Rebus has never shied away from lost causes - one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he's back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files. Necessary work, but it's not exactly scratching the itch he feels to be in the heart of the action.

Two more women have gone missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen. Unlike his skeptical colleagues, Rebus can sense a connection - but pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.

Rebus may have missed the thrill of the hunt, but he's up against a powerful enemy who's got even less to lose.

On the twentieth anniversary of Ian Rankin's first American publication comes a novel bursting with the vitality and suspense that made its author one of crime fiction's most dazzling stars. STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE is the triumphant return of John Rebus, and a riveting story of sin, redemption, and revenge.

Reviews

  • One of his best

    5
    By SantafeNM
    It is fascinating to follow the main character over the years and books as Rankin develops him. I hated to see the book end. Nicely done.
  • Dancing on another man's grave

    3
    By Boston B.
    Too long by at least a third. Too much useless detail.
  • Rebus Resurrected

    4
    By 78boris
    Inspector Rebus resurfaces in the modern world of social media and new methods, but the old war horse proves that experience,instinct, and the guts to bend the rules wins the day and solves the case.
  • More, please?

    5
    By foie gras
    Dear Mr. Rankin, please give us another Rebus! Flawed, sassy, BRILLIANT Rebus, just like his incomparable creator. Thanks for the best characters, plots, dialogues and action ever written. Gail Bruffee
  • Standing in another mans grave

    1
    By Read and tell
    Very disappointing! Starts out well then no character development.Unrealistic ending with so many loose threads.I think he got tired of writing the plot and decided to end it immediately.Sorry I spent time reading it. Save your money on this one and read one of the earlier Rebus books.....no comparison

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