The Falls

The Falls

Book - 2001
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Blackwell North Amer
A student has gone missing in Edinburgh...
She's not just any student, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another rebel, high on daddy's money and more. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a six inch coffin abandoned at a rural beauty spot and an Internet role-playing game run by a mysterious cyber guru.
Rebus takes the unpromising historical material and runs with it, leaving DC Siobhan Clarke to take her chances with the virtual Quizmaster. She's young enough to know how to navigate the net, but is she old enough and wise enough to pick up the clues in such a complex case?
Rebus takes his eye off the ball, intrigued as to how his clue relates to sixteen similar coffins found on an Edinburgh hillside in 1836. Will he react in time?

Publisher: St. Martins, 2001
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9780752821306
Characteristics: 400P ; cm


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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Another brilliant mystery featuring detective Rebus. In this one there's a complex interplay between a cyberspace game and a carved wooden doll. As always, set in the beautiful Scottish landscape."

Feb 22, 2013

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Jul 29, 2012

Rankin pulls a rabbit out of a hat yet again. His writing has the ability to make his characters lifelike and I can't help but feel like I am part of the story or at worst, watching not from above but from a few feet away. A simple story but told extremely well

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