But just as Rebus finds himself in the thick of the murder inquiry, he's threatened with suspension from the police force: a man who had been menacing his partner and friend, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke, died in the same house fire that has left Rebus with horrible, painful burns. Rebus is immediately suspected of foul play.
Now Rebus is faced with two harrowing missions: He must get to the root of the boarding school killing as he tries to clear his own name.
Crack another case with Inspector Rebus.
©2004 Ian Rankin; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Great listen! Of the seven Rebus novels I've heard, this one is best. It keeps you glued over the span of 12+ hours and it has a very good ending. Quintessential Rebus and a great one to get yourself stuck on the series, although in time, this one is further along. Highly recommended!
Addicted to Audible - I listen to at least three books a month while I'm out walking. I'm a motivational speaker based in North Carolina.
You can't have a better hero than the struggling, haunted John Rebus. This one was great - leaving me wondering exactly what was going on until the very end. Outstanding!!
Online composition instructor, living in a small town, when I'm not reading a book, I'm listening to one!
I find Ian Rankin never fails me. He tells a great story, I never figure out the mystery until the end, and I love Inspector Rebus.
Terrific Rebus mystery!
The rest of the John Rebus series. It's the same main characters (and the same minor police characters), the same tone, the same style.
The scene with Evil Bob at the panto.
I wanted to, yes, but I also wanted to prolong the pleasure.
This is a good reader, but WHY does he refer to police boss Jill Templar as Gill throughout? It's irritating.
I always enjoy Inspector Rebus, and this was no exception. My only quibble was the choice on an English narrator for what is such a Scottish series. Not only were his accents questionable, there were also a couple of mispronunciations (which would probably go unnoticed if you're not a Scot).
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