THE BRAND NEW REBUS THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. ONE OF THE MUST-READ NOVELS OF THE YEAR.
John Rebus had been in court plenty of times, but this was his first time in the dock...
John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Although it's not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into his own hands, it might be the last.
What drove a good man to cross the line? Or have times changed, and the rules with them?
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke faces Edinburgh's most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop goes missing after claiming to harbour secrets that could sink the city's police force.
But in this investigation, it seems all roads lead to Rebus - and Clarke's twin loyalties to the public and the police will be tested to their limit.
A reckoning is coming - and John Rebus may be hearing the call for last orders...
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PRAISE FOR A HEART FULL OF HEADSTONES:
'I loved it hugely! Rebus is one of fiction's greatest creations.'
'Phenomenal ... The ending is going to floor readers. Everyone is going to be talking about this!'
'Magnificent - beautifully written, clever - and what an ending!'
'Peerless. Immaculately crafted, gripping, intricately textured. By turns wry, brutal, unflinching, heart-filled.'
'The standout novel from one of the great storytellers of our generation ... The kind of ending you won't ever forget.'
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PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER IAN RANKIN:
'Ian Rankin is a genius'
'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse'
'Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading ... Rankin has redefined the genre'
'The arrival of a Rankin novel remains one of life's pleasures'
'Rankin is a phenomenon'
'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best'
'The king of crime fiction'
'Great fiction, full stop'