In A House Of Lies opening line: The car was found because Ginger was jealous of his friend Jimmy.
An old case has come back to haunt John Rebus. He knows that he did not act correctly as a police officer in the original investigation. But he had his reasons. Now a body has turned up of a man, presumed dead, but definitely missing. Can his friend DI Siobhan Clarke solve the mystery of how he turned up in an area already searched, and figure out who killed him. And at the same time save John?
In A House Of Lies
Everyone has something to hide
A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – is that his body was in an area that had already been searched.
Everyone has secrets
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now – after a decade without answers – it’s time for the truth.
Nobody is innocent
Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.
For some reason I just could not seem to keep the characters of this book straight in my head. Despite the confusion of who was whom, and how they fit in, it was a good read.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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9 thoughts on “In A House Of Lies, Ian Rankin”
An interesting comment about keeping the characters straight, Tandy. Something for writers to watch out for.
For sure Robbie
Sounds like my kind of book.. 😉
Nice to know what type of books you enjoy 🙂
I sometimes find that with books too! I am rather excited that I finished a book last night. I haven’t manged to do that in a while
My Dad is a big fan of Ian Rankine – I am not sure if he has read this one yet!
Let me know what he thought of it if he has 🙂