The Falls

The Falls

Book - 2001
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A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance . . .

'Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers... He makes the reader feel part of the scene, and enhances the experience with his virtuosity with dialogue ... But all these virtues would count for little if Rankin didn't also possess the most important asset of them all - the ability to tell a damned good story' The Times

Publisher: London, Eng. : Orion, 2001.
ISBN: 9780752821306
Characteristics: 395 p. ;,24 cm.


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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Another brilliant mystery featuring detective Rebus. In this one there's a complex interplay between a cyberspace game and a carved wooden doll. As always, set in the beautiful Scottish landscape."

Feb 22, 2013

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Jul 29, 2012

Rankin pulls a rabbit out of a hat yet again. His writing has the ability to make his characters lifelike and I can't help but feel like I am part of the story or at worst, watching not from above but from a few feet away. A simple story but told extremely well

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