THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE ICONIC IAN RANKIN
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS – CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST
SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS – CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST
‘GENIUS’ LEE CHILD
‘STUNNING’ JILLY COOPER
‘GRIPPING’ KATE MOSSE
‘A MUST-READ’ TANA FRENCH
‘UTTERLY ENGROSSING’ DAILY MAIL
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Private investigator Stuart Bloom was missing, presumed dead.
His body is discovered in an abandoned car – in an area that had already been searched…
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke combs through the mistakes of the original investigation. After a decade without answers, it’s time for the truth.
But it seems everyone involved with the case is hiding something.
None more so than Siobhan’s own mentor: former detective John Rebus. The only man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him.
EVERYONE HAS SECRETS
NOBODY IS INNOCENT
IN A HOUSE OF LIES
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‘Loved In A House Of Lies. Ian Rankin is a genius’
‘Rankin’s latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn’t sleep for three nights reading it.’
‘Absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read.’
‘Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse … Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing.’
‘Grips from the first sentence. No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.’
‘Rankin has always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.’
‘A first-rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy.’
‘Definitely not to be missed. No reader will go away disappointed.’
‘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.’
‘In a House of Lies is at least as good as any of the previous novels.’
‘A page-turning pleasure.’
‘Rankin’s plotting is as sure-footed as ever.’
FT, Books of the Year
‘Intriguing and clever’
‘Complex, twisty, funny, intelligent. And lots of heart. Superb.’
‘The king of crime fiction.’
‘One of the great Rebus novels – as gripping as it is intoxicating.’
In A House of Lies is Ian Rankin's latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn't sleep for three nights reading it
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.
Definitely not to be missed. Ian's at the top of his form here, and no reader will go away disappointed.
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
This is absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read
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.'
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
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
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.
Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing, this is vintage Rebus.
As ever, Rankin contrives to marry intricate plotting to a narrative that never slackens its pace.
This is a rewarding experience just as much as a page-turning pleasure