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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Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review 's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. From the point of view of looking for a great police procedural or an engaging mystery, I was singularly unimpressed (two stars at best). I suppose we've got to give it an overall rating of three stars and try another entry in the series to see if there are better pickings as far as plot goes. Background Information: In a shadowy, crumbling Edinburgh housing development, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his body surrounded by signs of Satanic worship.

There’s also a new Superintendent to deal with and he’s co-opted John onto a small team looking at the wider issue of the city’s growing drug problems. Junkies, addicts and pushers; gay and straight prostitution; dog fighting; illegal high stakes gaming and brothels; corruption in the police force, on the bench and at the bar; alcoholics and drunkards - they all make their way onto the stage of Hide and Seek in a novel that seems determined to portray Scotland as a bleak and unrelentingly dreary den of sin and iniquity. Plot is good, nice occult red herring, spirals quickly to massive conspiracy and then is seemingly reeled in as Rankin realises he needs some of Edinburgh left for the rest of the series. It still has its issues (two police officers Rebus works with this time are named — I’m not making this up — Holmes and Watson).His personal life is a bit of a mystery and he dislikes interacting with other policemen unless he feels an absolute need, And although this book is listed as a police procedural, I'm not sure that's entirely accurate.

This book improves on the first one somewhat; the writing is a bit less erratic, the plot a bit less obvious. 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. It didn’t help that everyone Rebus works with seems to be the same person (there’s a Holmes and a Watson). He notices a lot of strange things right away, and shares his findings his fellow officers who do not seem to care.There were scenes here that had me laughing aloud which also included dialogue as caustic and cutting as you’ll find anywhere in literature.



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