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In a House of Lies

In a House of Lies

THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE ICONIC IAN RANKIN



THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS – CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS – CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

‘GENIUS’
LEE CHILD
‘STUNNING’ JILLY COOPER
‘GRIPPING’ KATE MOSSE
‘A MUST-READ’ TANA FRENCH
‘UTTERLY ENGROSSING’ DAILY MAIL

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Private investigator Stuart Bloom was missing, presumed dead.
Until now.

His body is discovered in an abandoned car – in an area that had already been searched…

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke combs through the mistakes of the original investigation. After a decade without answers, it’s time for the truth.

But it seems everyone involved with the case is hiding something.

None more so than Siobhan’s own mentor: former detective John Rebus. The only man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him.

EVERYONE HAS SECRETS
NOBODY IS INNOCENT

IN A HOUSE OF LIES



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‘Loved In A House Of Lies. Ian Rankin is a genius’
LEE CHILD

‘Rankin’s latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn’t sleep for three nights reading it.’
JILLY COOPER

‘Absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read.’
KATE MOSSE

‘Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse … Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing.’
DAILY MAIL

‘Grips from the first sentence. No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.’
EVENING STANDARD

‘A must-read’
TANA FRENCH

‘Rankin has always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.’
LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘A first-rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy.’
ELLY GRIFFITHS

‘Definitely not to be missed. No reader will go away disappointed.’
PETER ROBINSON

‘Thrillingly told, with the best cast in contemporary crime, Rankin is one of the most significant social commentators of our time. Just read the book. It says it better than I can.’
DENISE MINA

‘Masterful storytelling’
SUNDAY MIRROR

In a House of Lies is at least as good as any of the previous novels.’
THE SCOTSMAN

‘A page-turning pleasure.’
GRAZIA

‘Rankin’s plotting is as sure-footed as ever.’
FT, Books of the Year

‘Intriguing and clever’
LIZ NUGENT

‘Complex, twisty, funny, intelligent. And lots of heart. Superb.’
WILL DEAN

‘The king of crime fiction.’
SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘One of the great Rebus novels – as gripping as it is intoxicating.’
METRO
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 30th May 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409176909

Reviews

In A House of Lies is Ian Rankin's latest and greatest. It is stunning. I didn't sleep for three nights reading it
Jilly Cooper
Rankin remains the most consistent practitioner of finely crafted, richly detailed, literary crime novels being produced today. He's always been at the top of his game, and this latest is no exception.
Linwood Barclay
Definitely not to be missed. Ian's at the top of his form here, and no reader will go away disappointed.
Peter Robinson
In A House of Lies shows how investigations of historic crimes are currently shaping our world and who the casualties are. Thrillingly told, with the best cast in contemporary crime, Rankin is one of the most significant social commentators of our time. Just read the book. It says it better than I can
Denise Mina
This is absolutely wonderful. Clever, gripping, a fabulous read
Kate Mosse
How does Rebus keep on getting better and better? Rankin is a genius
Lee Child
'In a House of Lies is highly complex procedural that grips from the first sentence... No one in Britain writes better crime novels today.'
Mark Sanderson, EVENING STANDARD
A first rate crime novel: tense, twisty and often very funny. A real joy to see Rebus, Siobhan and Fox together. Rebus still making sparks fly
Elly Griffiths
There's no one like Ian Rankin for bringing us right into the world of detectives. For anyone who's fascinated by the inner workings of that world, and all its tricky, brutal, expert ruthlessness, In A House of Lies is a must-read
Tana French
Out of this rich stew of characters, and a plot so complex it will elude anything other than total concentration, Rankin crafts one of the great Rebus novels, a vibrant slab of a book as gripping as it is intoxicating.
Paul Connolly, METRO
Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing, this is vintage Rebus.
Geoffrey Wansell, DAILY MAIL
As ever, Rankin contrives to marry intricate plotting to a narrative that never slackens its pace.
Allan Massie, THE SCOTSMAN
This is a rewarding experience just as much as a page-turning pleasure
Alexandra Heminsley, GRAZIA