I find myself thinking about this book a lot. Guess that means I should get the next in the series! Lucky for me there's lots of Inspector Rebus tales.
I had heard about Ian Rankin for a long time before picking up his work, but the clincher was definitely visiting his native Scotland, and specifically Edinburgh. Rebus is incredibly well-read, and an astute investigator. While there are some interesting characters in this novel, including our illusive antagonist, it is mostly a plot-driven piece. Yes, we're inside Rebus' mind, and he is indeed a focal point, but I wanted more character work from Rankin - including more about his hypnotist brother??
I will delve into the next in the series, HIDE AND SEEK, to continue to explore Rankin's prolific additions to the Scottish crime fiction canon.