In a House of Lies

In a House of Lies : From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

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'THE KING OF CRIME FICTION' SUNDAY EXPRESS
Someone buried the truth. Now it's time to dig up the lies...
A GRIPPING REBUS THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC #1 BESTSELLER

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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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THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS - CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST
SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS - CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

'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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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 34mm | 316g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781409176909
  • 13,578

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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
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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 *
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About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.

Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.

He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.

Website: IanRankin.net
Twitter: @Beathhigh
Facebook: IanRankinBooks
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14,959 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 39% (5,821)
4 39% (5,885)
3 17% (2,548)
2 3% (515)
1 1% (190)
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