The Falls

The Falls

Book - 2001
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"When the privileged daughter of a merchant banker disappears, a search through her e-mails uncovers her secret life-and a bizarre correspondence with an on-line game player who delights in macabre puzzles. The first game was for the girl. The next one is for Inspector John Rebus, a man haunted by the impenetrable riddles of his own troubled past. But the lead is soon complicated by an unexpected twist. A hand-carved wooden doll in an eight-inch coffin is found on the grounds of the victim's home-a clue that links her vanishing to the deaths of four other women, and to a centuries-old offense that still scars the grisly history of Edinburgh. From the shadowy world of an Internet stalker to the quicksand of lies in the missing girl's dissolute family, Rebus is led into the soul of evil. And to a shattering crime that only he, a man who treads the fine line between investigative brilliance and personal oblivion, could ever hope to understand."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Orion, c2001
ISBN: 9780752844053
9780752838618
075283861X
9780752821306
075282130X
9780752883649
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings)

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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."

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maude1958
Feb 22, 2013

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rahmmie
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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