I've been reading a lot of crime fiction this year, hadn't read any Rebus. I read Doors Open by Ian Rankin and loved it so knew it was time to dive in, with high expectations based on all the praise and respect around the name.
I've read all three novels in a week.
I won't say I was disappointed, I was expecting to be blown away and wasn't exactly.
All three are very readable.
Knots & Crosses ticks along, giving great character to Rebus, then once it kicks in it grips very tightly indeed.
Hide & Seek is a good traditional detective yarn, following the leads, with much less of Rebus' mental anguish.
Tooth & Nail sees him sent to London carrying the label and expectations as an expert in serial killers.
All are good, but not great, there are moments of greatness, and very readable throughout.
I've ordered all the other Rebus Omnibus collections, largely after the tension in the latter parts of Knot & Crosses.
So, a mixed review overall, but I'm definitely looking forwards to reading the next instalments.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2972 KB
- Print Length: 673 pages
- Publisher: Orion (9 July 2020)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086QL6QHT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 80 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)