Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

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Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

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plot points :- some of the plot points didn't make sense, the story itself lacked potential and not to forget the ending , I just couldn't get through the end!

Book's flaws are limited to a touch of shelf-rubbing on one corner tip, and a small faint discoloration to orange cloth on rear panel (barely visible. This second novel in the Inspector Rebus series was intended as a companion to the first and again the literary references are evident throughout and the play of the famous novel Jekyll and Hyde works well as things unravel. Ronnie's girlfriend, Tracy, tells Detective Inspector John Rebus that Ronnie was distraught before he died, and repeatedly cried "hide, hide. Like Hercule Poirot he believes in solving crime using his grey cells while his juniors can do the legwork. Rebus seems to be of interest to these rich, successful men, who invite him to a classy party and give him an 'honorary membership' in a gambling club.

He establishes that the junkie has been murdered by someone who substitutes rat poison for his normal fix. Rebus is able to arrest Hyde's owner and several high-profile members, but to his disgust all die suspicious deaths while imprisoned: the powers-that-be are covering it up to prevent scandal.

Without these personal relationships, the book doesn't have quite the depth of some of the later Rebus-novels, but the crime-story and solution is decent enough. Once one starts by looking up “Electric Brae” they end up only after 5 hours by watching a Finnish documentary without subtitle. It emerges that the dead man took and hid some sensitive photos in a specialist private members' club named Hyde's, where highly connected people in society watch illegal boxing matches. Generally while reading a book I underline words or expressions or references, which I can’t comprehend to look up later. It emerges that the dead man was a photographer who took and hid some sensitive photos in a specialist private members' club - Hyde's - where highly connected people in society watch illegal boxing.Getting back to Rankin’s novel: published in 1990, “Hide and Seek” was written at a time when this horrendous shit was still a taboo subject. As an experiment, for “Hide and Seek” I decided to instantly look up everything I did not understand while reading. The reason I enjoyed this one more than the first and the reason why it did not work itself to a higher rating can be pointed towards the same thing – the character of Rebus. It's the picture of the city itself which will stay with me the longest – the real Edinburgh, warts and all, but Rankin's love of it shines through. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

I know there are about 20 other Rebus books out there so I’m taking my time, but it’s been a while since I found a series that truly interests me, and I’m curious to see where Rebus will take me next. 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 series has had a long life, and Rankin's depictions of the dark side of Edinburgh society make a valuable contribution to the literature. Here Rankin has created one of the enduring heroes of crime fiction, and what’s really pleasing is that even in this very early book (the series has reached 20 episodes and is still going) the quality is already abundantly clear. Rankin knows how to spin a mystery, even at the early stage of his career, and while he didn’t really keep me guessing, he kept me reading.

Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. In particular the murder of Ronnie McGrath, junkie, being connected to another murder left me struggling to join the dots. 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. First edition/first printing, ex-library copy in dark blue boards library binding, no titling to spine.



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