A Song for the Dark Times

A Song for the Dark Times

"He’s gone…"
 
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…

Title:A Song for the Dark Times
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316479257
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  • Paromjit

    It's always a joy to read the latest in Ian Rankin's Edinburgh based now retired John Rebus series, even as his health declines, he is suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), mean...

  • Ceecee

    Following a diagnosis of COPD Rebus and Brillo the dog are moving ..... into a smaller garden flat downstairs from where he’s lived for years! DI Siobhan Clarke has a new lover, DCI Graham Sutherlan...

  • Andrew Smith

    As this twenty third book in the series opens Rebus is moving house. Well strictly speaking he’s still in the same building but moving down from his upper floor flat to the ground floor. He’s suff...

  • Sandy

    This doesn't need another review so I'll just say time with Rebus is time well spent. He may be slowing down but some things haven't changed. If you were up against him, he'd drive you to drink. But a...

  • Tucker

    Much like Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, Ian Rankin allows John Rebus to age from book to book. Both detectives are retired but they can’t let go of their life’s work and know they still...

  • Susan Johnson

    I have been craving a really good read with a great plot and strong characters and certainly got it with this book. Rebus may be retired but he still delivers. Apparently once a policeman always a po...

  • Bill Lynas

    It may have been a while since John Rebus retired, but the aging ex-detective still finds trouble follows him whereever he goes.Ian Rankin's Rebus novels have always been thoroughly entertaining. Howe...

  • Linden

    Rebus is retired from the police, and is moving into a new apartment with Siobhan's help. He gets a call from his semi-estranged daughter Samantha saying her partner, Keith, is missing. He drives up t...

  • M. Lynes

    This is the least successful Rebus for a long time. The highlight is the superbly crafted prologue. The writing throughout is crisp and the story rattles along. The dialogue and the interplay between ...

  • Donna Hines

    Rebus and Siobhan are at it again in this tag team (male/female) detective piece.This time it's to investigate a murder of a 23 yo Saudi student found in a carport of a carpet warehouse all while John...