A Song for the Dark Times
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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’
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When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.
Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.
He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?
As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…
PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:
‘Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure.’
‘This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations.’
‘An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction.’
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PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:
‘Ian Rankin is a genius’
‘A master storyteller’
‘Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’
‘Great fiction, full stop’
‘One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’
‘Rankin is a phenomenon’
‘Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’
‘The king of crime fiction’
Ian Rankin is a genius
A master storyteller – GUARDIAN
Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse – DAILY MAIL
The king of crime fiction – SUNDAY EXPRESS
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