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In a House of Lies (Paperback)Ian Rankin (author)
In a House of Lies, who can ever know the truth?
John Rebus might be retired, but he's far from finished. In this brand new mystery from the peerless Ian Rankin, the ex-DI returns alongside series stalwart Detective Siobhan Clarke in a case that will dredge up the secrets of the past and disrupt an even murkier present.
Contains an exclusive interview with John Rebus, discussing some of his favourite music in ‘A Life In Records’
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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 34 mm
'How does Rebus keep on getting better and better? Rankin is a genius' - Lee Child
'Definitely not to be missed. Ian's at the top of his form here, and no reader will go away disappointed.' - Peter Robinson
'In A House of Lies shows how investigations of historic crimes are currently shaping our world and who the casualties are. Thrillingly told, with the best cast in contemporary crime, Rankin is one of the most significant social commentators of our time. Just read the book. It says it better than I can' - Denise Mina
'This is absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read' - Kate Mosse
'In a House of Lies is highly complex procedural that grips from the first sentence... No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.' - Mark Sanderson, The Evening Standard
'A first rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy to see Rebus, Siobhan and Fox together. Rebus still making sparks fly' - Elly Griffiths
'There's no one like Ian Rankin for bringing us right into the world of detectives. For anyone who's fascinated by the inner workings of that world, and all its tricky, brutal, expert ruthlessness, In A House of Lies is a must-read' - Tana French
'Out of this rich stew of characters, and a plot so complex it will elude anything other than total concentration, Rankin crafts one of the great Rebus novels, a vibrant slab of a book as gripping as it is intoxicating.' - Paul Connolly, Metro
'Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing, this is vintage Rebus.' - Geoffrey Wansell, The Daily Mail
'As ever, Rankin contrives to marry intricate plotting to a narrative that never slackens its pace.' - Allan Massie, The Scotsman
'This is a rewarding experience just as much as a page-turning pleasure' - Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia
'In A House of Lies is Ian Rankin's latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn't sleep for three nights reading it' - Jilly Cooper
'Rankin remains the most consistent practitioner of finely crafted, richly detailed, literary crime novels being produced today. He's always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.' -- Linwood Barclay
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