#1 international bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Ian Rankin’s twenty-second Inspector John Rebus novel, In a House of Lies, will hit bookstores on January 1st, 2019 . . . and we’ve got all the juicy plot details below!
After first introducing readers to Rebus in his 1987 debut novel Knots and Crosses, Rankin, who currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons, has gone on to become one of the most accomplished crime writers of his time. Each book more anticipated than the last, readers have long been enthralled with Rankin’s unique writing style and superb storytelling abilities.
Following his last novel, Rather be the Devil, which came out in 2016, Rebus once again finds himself at odds with retirement, which he’s had a love-hate relationship with for some time now.
Rebus’ retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus’ old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover.
Rebus remembers the original case–a shady land deal–all too well. After the investigation stalled, the family of the missing man complained that there was a police cover-up. As Clarke and her team investigate the cold case murder, she soon learns a different side of her mentor, a side he would prefer to keep in the past.
A gripping story of corruption and consequences, this new novel demonstrates that Rankin and Rebus are still at the top of their game.
In a House of Lies (published by Little, Brown and Company) will be released in the United States on January 1, 2019, and is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.