25th June 2023
As I slowly catch up on the Rebus novels, I’ve arrived at 2014 in this book set around the referendum campaign - it’s interesting to see events that l actually feel a part of being reflected in the stories.
I really enjoy the Rebus novels - they’ve got the balance right for me of a serious, believable crime novel, but without feeling like the author wants me to sympathise with the villain, which I find detestable.
It’s full of humorous moments, particularly keyed around Rebus having been made a detective sergeant now, and his old sergeant being his inspector. Rankin has also seemed to have got his head around the new Malcolm Fox character now, who feels like he fits much more into the family here and makes for a readable character.
Everything I wanted.