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Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin
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Mar 25, 2012

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Recommended to Ken by: random pick
Recommended for: Inspector Rebus fans, mystery, police procedurals
Read from March 19 to 25, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: Once

This was my first Ian Rankin book.

In many ways, it is a well written book with a tight plot and lots of atmosphere. For me, though, it was a little too dark. The atmospherics were dark - lots of night, seedy pubs, unsavory characters - and the plot itself really didn't have a satisfactory ending...much like real life.

It's was interesting in that it didn't depend on a lot of gratuitous sex to capture the reader's attention. Plenty of violence but none that you wouldn't expect from dealing with the underbelly of Edinburgh.

All in all, a good book and an engrossing read.
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