Review: Hide and Seek, by Ian Rankin

A dead junkie is found in an Edinburgh squat, the victim of an overdose. To most cops, that’s barely worth a mention. To John Rebus, it looks like a crime.

I didn’t love the first book in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series, but was encouraged by friends to persist (they say gets better). Well, they were right. This is a better book than the first in the series. It still has its issues (two police officers Rebus works with this time are named — I’m not making this up — Holmes and Watson). But the story is more interesting and I’m tempted to continue with the series based on this book.