In a House of Lies

In a House of Lies

by Ian Rankin

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Overview

A cold case involving a missing private investigator threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus's past in this "must-read" mystery (Tana French).

Former Detective John Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover.

Rebus remembers the original case — a shady land deal — all too well. After the investigation stalled, the family of the missing man complained that there was a police cover-up. As Clarke and her team investigate the cold case murder, she soon learns a different side of her mentor, a side he would prefer to keep in the past.

A gripping story of corruption and consequences, this new novel demonstrates that Rankin and Rebus are still at the top of their game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316479226
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 75,352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Hometown:

Edinburgh, London and France

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1960

Place of Birth:

Cardenden, Scotland

Education:

Edinburgh University

What People are Saying About This

Tana French

“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.”

Peter Robinson

“Definitely not to be missed. Ian’s at the top of his form here, and no reader will go away disappointed.”

Jilly Cooper

“In A House of Lies is Ian Rankin’s Latest and Greatest. It is stunning. I didn’t sleep for three nights reading it.”

Denise Mina

“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.”

Lee Child

"Loved In A House Of Lies. How does Rebus keep on getting better and better? Ian Rankin is a genius."

Linwood Barclay

“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.”

Kate Mosse

“This is absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read.”

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In a House of Lies 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
matthewinamaze 7 months ago
Speaking as one who has read all of Rankin's books, and those by many of his contemporaries, this is a 5 star book. Plot, dialog, rhythm, characterization, juggling the various POVs from a wide cast of familiar and new players, and the wrap up...all perfectly managed. Thoughtful, familiar yet ever fresh and surprising. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a House of Lies Ian Rankin Wow! Just Wow! Ian Rankin has brought Edinburgh based Rebus back to us, his brusque and often caustic manner been much missed. I always find myself hearing Ken Stott and Claire Price (DI Siobhan Clarke) as I’m reading these novels. As we go into this novel we find that Rebus has retired, yet again, though this time he is suffering from the maladies of old age, his drinking and smoking have finally caught up with him, he has been diagnosed with COPD which is a fairly serious respiratory problem. We must remember that although his physical health may be bad, but, his brain is still razor sharp. This time we find Rebus and Siobhan working together on not one but two cold cases, we have Stuart Bloom a private investigator that has been missing for over a decade is found locked in a car boot and the separate murder of a beautiful girl by her boyfriend who confessed at the time. I love that Ian Rankin has incorporated some of the other characters f rom previous novels into In a House of Lies but still managed to keep Rebus as the main protagonist. It’s a resounding 10/10 from me and a please hurry with the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a House of Lies Ian Rankin Wow! Just Wow! Ian Rankin has brought Edinburgh based Rebus back to us, his brusque and often caustic manner been much missed. I always find myself hearing Ken Stott and Claire Price (DI Siobhan Clarke) as I’m reading these novels. As we go into this novel we find that Rebus has retired, yet again, though this time he is suffering from the maladies of old age, his drinking and smoking have finally caught up with him, he has been diagnosed with COPD which is a fairly serious respiratory problem. We must remember that although his physical health may be bad, but, his brain is still razor sharp. This time we find Rebus and Siobhan working together on not one but two cold cases, we have Stuart Bloom a private investigator that has been missing for over a decade is found locked in a car boot and the separate murder of a beautiful girl by her boyfriend who confessed at the time. I love that Ian Rankin has incorporated some of the other characters f rom previous novels into In a House of Lies but still managed to keep Rebus as the main protagonist. It’s a resounding 10/10 from me and a please hurry with the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a House of Lies Ian Rankin Wow! Just Wow! Ian Rankin has brought Edinburgh based Rebus back to us, his brusque and often caustic manner been much missed. I always find myself hearing Ken Stott and Claire Price (DI Siobhan Clarke) as I’m reading these novels. As we go into this novel we find that Rebus has retired, yet again, though this time he is suffering from the maladies of old age, his drinking and smoking have finally caught up with him, he has been diagnosed with COPD which is a fairly serious respiratory problem. We must remember that although his physical health may be bad, but, his brain is still razor sharp. This time we find Rebus and Siobhan working together on not one but two cold cases, we have Stuart Bloom a private investigator that has been missing for over a decade is found locked in a car boot and the separate murder of a beautiful girl by her boyfriend who confessed at the time. I love that Ian Rankin has incorporated some of the other characters f rom previous novels into In a House of Lies but still managed to keep Rebus as the main protagonist. It’s a resounding 10/10 from me and a please hurry with the next one
auditor2 More than 1 year ago
Everyone has something to hide Everyone has secrets Nobody is innocent A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. He has ties to the police department from the time that Rebus was there. He is one man who knows where the trail may lead - and that it could be the end of him. For some reason, I was under the impression that there were to be no new Rebus stories for a while. I was more than excited that one had finally been written. And it is a good one. I love following the train of the various clues and trying to guess exactly who committed the murder. This one was further complicated by the passage of time. But for some reason, I wasn't as drawn in as I have been in the past. It just seemed like there weren't so many clues and then all of a sudden, it was solved. But that did not hamper my enjoyment of the book. I do have the desire to go back to Scotland one day and visit all of the places described in the book. I think that would be such fun. Keep the Rebus books coming so that I can keep reading them until I can visit the scene of the crime.