IN A HOUSE OF LIES… Everyone has something to hide
A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – is that his body was in an area that had already been searched.
Everyone has secrets
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now – after a decade without answers – it’s time for the truth.
Nobody is innocent
Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.
In A House of Lies is Ian Rankin's latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn't sleep for three nights reading it
In A House of Lies shows how investigations of historic crimes are currently shaping our world and who the casualties are. Thrillingly told, with the best cast in contemporary crime, Rankin is one of the most significant social commentators of our time. Just read the book. It says it better than I can
A first rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy to see Rebus, Siobhan and Fox together. Rebus still making sparks fly
As ever, Rankin contrives to marry intricate plotting to a narrative that never slackens its pace.
Allan Massie, THE SCOTSMAN
Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing, this is vintage Rebus.
Geoffrey Wansell, DAILY MAIL
Definitely not to be missed. Ian's at the top of his form here, and no reader will go away disappointed.
How does Rebus keep on getting better and better? Rankin is a genius
'In a House of Lies is highly complex procedural that grips from the first sentence... No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.'
Mark Sanderson, EVENING STANDARD
Out of this rich stew of characters, and a plot so complex it will elude anything other than total concentration, Rankin crafts one of the great Rebus novels, a vibrant slab of a book as gripping as it is intoxicating.
Paul Connolly, METRO
Rankin remains the most consistent practitioner of finely crafted, richly detailed, literary crime novels being produced today. He's always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.
There's no one like Ian Rankin for bringing us right into the world of detectives. For anyone who's fascinated by the inner workings of that world, and all its tricky, brutal, expert ruthlessness, In A House of Lies is a must-read
This is absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read
This is a rewarding experience just as much as a page-turning pleasure
Alexandra Heminsley, GRAZIA