Dead Souls: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus #10)
Fifth in the series that I've read (not in order) and here are some other things of note:
- Rebus' lady friend Dr. Patience is flesh...more
It is a busy story dealing with the presumed runaway Damon, Damon's mother (Rebus's childhood girlfriend), the presumed child molester Darren, the revealed child molesters in the dock, Oakes who has come back to to payback his st...more
A colleague isn't as lucky (or strong ?) as Rebus, literally going over an edge (a cliff, in...more
The first one is a missing person which Rebus tries to solve because of personal connects with the parents of the missing person. The mother has been an ex of Rebus during his high school days.
The second thread is about a pedophile who has been released after the period of his incarceration and has been settled among others in the society. Rebus tries to get him hounded out of...more
A great followup to The Lost Symbol, this book is Dan Brown's opposite in almost every way.
Characters: There are people that talk like real people. They don't lecture. They have complex motivations. Most are sympathetic and not sympathetic, all in one person. Amazing.
Plot: At least four seemingly disparate stories are woven together. Progress is made in some while others stall. There are false starts along the way.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that one of the subplots has a pa...more
One of the better Inspector Rebus novels (I do need to check back and see how often I have used that phrase). A returning psychopath, establishment paedophiles, and a long-lost ex-girlfriend infest Rebus's life, and knowing that the law may never succeed in delivering justice is starting to gring him down. It's also a very interesting novel about parenthood - Rebus and his daughter, still recovering from the injuries she sustained in the last book; his e...more
Dead Souls sees Rebus take on four cases at once. A personal favour to an ex-girlfriend who's son has gone missing, the murder of a paedophile, a serial killer released from prison in the US and the seemingly mysterious suicide of a fellow detective. In true Rebus style, the cases become intertwined and as always, Rebu...more
Obwohl es sicher spannendere Krimis gibt, hält Rankin die Spannung gekonnt aufrecht, indem er von Schauplatz zu Sch...more
As with all Rebus novels I've now read, it is the under current of thoughts on society that always gets me. The novels leave me dwelling on the way our...more
OK, this was third time lucky getting into this book. A few years ago I got really into the Rebus books and flew through the first 9 and the novella and then hit a wall getting into this one. I’m glad I ended up taking a break and now I don’t know why I couldn’t get i...more
This is another solid Rebus novel and a pretty exciting one at that with a serial killer released from an American prison returning to Edinburgh. I always enjoy Rebus ta...more
The book contains some entertaining propositions:
Rebus is tormented by the plight of his daughter, rendered disabled in a traffic accident.
Rebus takes out some of his personal wrath on a man who had served time for molesting children, but was innocent in the specific moment that Rebus mistakenly goes after him.
A young-ish up-and-coming police officer commits suicide because he fears turning into a child-molesting predator like his own father.
The plot turns and characters kept m...more
This books starts a bit slowly but inevitably it sucks you in until you can't put it down. Great read.
It discusses the idea of justice versus truth and whether or not people can change. Are criminals made or born? Is it a combination of both? It was very thought proking. I enjoyed it.
This was not a particulartly helpful review but it will help me remember I've read this twice now!
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has be...more