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Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

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He notices a lot of strange things right away, and shares his findings his fellow officers who do not seem to care. The second novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin.

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As part of his investigation, Rebus finds the young woman named Tracy who knew the dead man and heard his terrifying last words: "Hide! strong writing and good dialogue :- the smart, witty and engaging conversation between protagonists kept me engrossed with the story .

Ronnie's girlfriend, Tracy, tells Detective Inspector John Rebus that Ronnie was distraught before he died, and repeatedly cried "hide, hide. In terms of work, although extremely sincere he is not above abusing his power to get small things like parking place. But I think I'm beginning to like him more, and plan to continue the series to see how things develop with this character. We acknowledge (and remind and warn you) that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Facing the last page is a more extended note, reflecting on the novel's parallels with a real-life scandal, and more generally on its setting: 'A sordid story – much less shocking than its predecessor.

It turns out getting my hands on the first Rebus book came about through me getting my hands on the first nine plus an unrelated Ian Rankin book through a boxset – needless to say, I was set and more than willing to dive in. And can he get to the bottom of the mystery in a world where nobody knows anyone’s surname and memories are hazy at best?

A friend of mine, a long time resident of Edinburgh, used to tell me that the city has this posh and calm appearance but what lurks just below the surface, invisible to the occasional visitor, is a darker, murkier place.Rankin's attentive annotations touch on the jacket design, the writing of the book 'in my little flat in Tottenham, while I worked as a hi-fi journalist', the book's echoes of Jekyll and Hyde ('pretty much the overarching theme of the early Rebus novels .

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