A Heart Full of Headstones: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin

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A Heart Full of Headstones: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin

A Heart Full of Headstones: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin

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The Rise is set in London, on the edge of Hyde Park, among the residences of some of the richest and most powerful people in the UK. In fact I went along one day to get a walk on cameo but I think I got forgotten about in the general scrum. Those who found this one boring probably need to do their homework - ie, delve into previous novels by this master of the genre. She is very different in style to Rebus, but displays the same perseverance and the same ability to get to the truth, regardless of the consequences. As man caves go, this one’s a cut above, several in fact as it sits on one of the upper floors and the main open plan lounge/kitchen has awesome views of the city’s south side and volcanic skyline, while inside it’s all clean lines and space.

In this occasional series, I’m going to look at some books which I have read and see what I made of the adaptation. You’ll be able to see how the events of one book lead to the next, and how the characters and settings are interconnected. The long-running Rebus detective series books may be somewhat sporadic in recent years, yet this latest release is most welcomed nonetheless.This novel exudes a wonderfully vivid sense of place and leads the reader inside the head of its teenage hero . When the concierge of an exclusive high-rise apartment building is found murdered in cold blood, every resident becomes a suspect. My wife hasn’t ‘allowed’ me in inverted commas to do any writing except that The Rise had to be written in January/February because I didn’t get round to it last year.

Born in 1960 in Cardenden, Fife in Scottland, crime novelist Ian Rankin went to school at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, after which he decided to study English literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated in 1982.

It is a complex character filled story; however, the reader can follow the participants and their roles the story never gets too complicated. Also on the team, DC Christine Essen, a couple of detectives from previous MIT investigations, a couple of fresh faces, plus DCI Malcolm Fox. Haggard's accusations against his comrades bring in Detective Inspector Malcolm Fox, who investigates police corruption.

From there on we are introduced to the owner (and lead investor) of the development, and the inhabitants of several of the individual apartments. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive' Not in the book but words penned by Scottish historian Sir Walter Scott in 1808. When his namesake was announced for the role, the author said: “Rebus has been a big part of my life for a long time now and to work with Gregory Burke to create a new story that sees him navigate life as a younger man in a contemporary (and ever-changing) Scotland has been a truly fascinating process. All of his novels have been nominated for major awards and his work is translated in over 30 languages.

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960 and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. There are secrets buried or so they thought that if they be brought to light more than reputations are at stake. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.



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