• A Heart Full of Headstones

  • An Inspector Rebus Novel
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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A Heart Full of Headstones

By: Ian Rankin
Narrated by: James Macpherson
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Publisher's Summary

In a brand-new series installment, New York Times bestselling author, Ian Rankin, returns to his legendary detective—it’s not the first time Rebus has taken the law into his own hands, though it may be the last.

John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

But what drove a good man to cross the line?

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke may well find out. Clarke is tasked with the city’s most explosive case in years, an infamous cop, at the center of decades of misconduct, has gone missing. Finding him will expose not only her superiors, but her mentor John Rebus. And Rebus himself may not have her own interests at heart, as the repayment of a past debt places him in the crosshairs of both crime lords and his police brethren.

One way or another, a reckoning is coming – and John Rebus may be hearing the call for last orders… 

©2022 Ian Rankin (P)2022 Little, Brown & Company

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Well worth waiting for

I couldn’t wait to pre-order this audiobook and I couldn’t wait to start it. It starts with Rebus in court - as the defendant! Then the book shifts to earlier. All the regular players are there including Siobhan, Malcolm Fox, and Big Ger Cafferty. It was good to read more about Siobhan, doing well in her role as DI. Malcolm is still Malcolm. And Big Ger is now in a wheelchair but still has fingers in all sorts of things.

The book ends back in the courtroom.

I urge anyone to not let this be their first Rebus book.

The story was great. The narration by James Macpherson was perfect. Rankin has done it again!

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Into the darkness

Justice or vengeance? Who are the villains? Who the heroes? Out out, brief candle. Rankin takes his characters and leads them into the ultimate shadows. Excellent mystery. Performed with stark mastery.

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The Final Chapter with Big Ger

Rebus is drawn in by Cafferty to find someone but ends up being used by all concerned. This edition ends with many questions...

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