John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years. For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter’s disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina’s pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere.
Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus.
Rebus has never shied away from lost causes – one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he’s back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files. Necessary work, but it’s not exactly scratching the itch he feels to be in the heart of the action.
Two more women have gone missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen. Unlike his skeptical colleagues, Rebus can sense a connection – but pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.
Rebus may have missed the thrill of the hunt, but he’s up against a powerful enemy who’s got even less to lose.
This is only my second Rebus book, but I’m hooked just like everyone else. Great character! All through the book they make Rebus sound so bad, but I think he’s great. He’s just driven to do what he does.
This one I listened to on audio book. The narrator was James MacPherson. Excellent job. I’d like to read them on this way as the soft Scottish accent adds so much to the atmosphere of the book. My library only has 2 in audio though 😦
This is book number 6 for Read Scotland 2015. How’s everyone else getting on?