Sono passati dieci anni da quando la figlia è sparita nel nulla, ma Nina Hazlitt non si rassegna. Vuole che la polizia riapra il caso, perché di un fatto è assolutamente certa: la sua Sally, che al momento della scomparsa aveva diciotto anni, non si è allontanata dalla famiglia per seguire un amore o per cambiare vita. Quando Nina si rivolge per l’ennesima volta alla sezione speciale per i crimini irrisolti, a riceverla c’è un ispettore in pensione che si è da poco aggiunto all’unità, un uomo amante delle sigarette e del bancone dei pub: il suo nome è John Rebus. E se c’è una cosa che John Rebus non ha mai saputo fare nella sua lunga carriera è tirarsi indietro. Nemmeno di fronte ai casi più disperati, suscitando per questo – oggi come in passato – il disappunto di colleghi e superiori. A Rebus basta rispolverare vecchi faldoni e documenti dimenticati per trovare una conferma ai sospetti di Nina: altre donne, a distanza di anni, sono scomparse dalla stessa via in cui è stata vista per l’ultima volta Sally. Perché nessuno ha seguito quella pista? Forse c’è un serial killer che, nelle plumbee lande scozzesi, ha agito per anni impunito. O forse quelle giovani donne scomparse sono ancora vive, ma le loro grida di aiuto si disperdono nella nebbia che ovatta ogni cosa...
- ISBN: 8830437417
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 392
Ian Rankin always writes good books and Standing in Another Man's Grave is possibly one of his best. John Rebus was retired from the Force at the end of the last book and in this one he is back in a kind of honorary role. He is still in top form, just as difficult as ever, just as determined to do t Leggi tutto
Peter Robinson once told me that the superlative Ian Rankin would not let Inspector Rebus just fade away. Seems Mr Robinson called it correctly. What a treat to have Rebus back again Nov 6th. Finally done! Thankfully, those 2 words do not apply to John Rebus. He's back and with all his idiosyncratic, Leggi tutto
Standing in Another Man's Grave (Inspector Rebus, #18) by Ian Rankin. Let me start this review by thanking the author for finding life in retirement for Rebus. His continuation of this marvelous Detective series is much appreciated by this reader. Rebus has retired BUT is continuing on the force at hi Leggi tutto
This is not Detective Inspector Rebus, rogue cop, picking up where he left off; this is Mr John Rebus, civilian. There is life in the old dog yetâ€¦ The shift in the dynamic between Clarke and Rebus (Clarke is the boss now) is one of the most compelling aspects of the book and Rebus biting his tongue Leggi tutto
At the end of Exit Music in 2008, Ian Rankin was forced to retire his cantankerous Scottish detective, John Rebus, because Rebus had hit sixty, which is (or was) the mandatory retirement age for detectives in Scotland. Happily, Rebus now returns, albeit as a civilian assisting a cold case squad rath Leggi tutto
(Clarke) looked at him again. ‘When was the last time you actually left the city – for pleasure, I mean?’ He gave a casual shrug as she continued to study him, this time taking in his clothes. ‘James likes the officers under him to be presentable.’‘You might be under him from time to time, but not m Leggi tutto
Rebus is back proclaimed the cover of this novel. It was a major victory for Rebus to return into our lives after a hiatus. Rebus is back in a civilian capacity working with the cold case unit in Edinburgh. A mother approached him to look for her daughter who vanished years ago. Rebus looks into mol Leggi tutto
oh look - my original review on this is not anywhere to be found - and I had a gazillion 'likes' on it too! GONE, and it must have gone before I transferred my records to Booklikes because there is no record of it there. Fuck you Goodreads! So, trying to reconstruct... The title is a mondegreen of this Leggi tutto
Book 18 in the Rebus series. Rebus is now retired but still working for the police in a civilian capacity, working on cold cases. When a woman comes in to the station and asks to speak to a particular detective she is told that officer had retired years ago. But she said it was important that she spe Leggi tutto
The crime genre is filled with the drunken derelict. You all know the cv, he's a loner does not play well with others, making enemies. Usually he gets a long better with the people he is trying to put in prison. But he is not corrupt, no he's the knight errant of the mean streets, the slightly bent
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