Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin

After reading two of the best thrillers I’d read in a long time, After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about going back to reading one of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels. I enjoyed the first two books in the series, Knots and Crosses and Hide and Seek, but they weren’t really in the same ball park as After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone.

I shouldn’t have worried though. I was hooked on Tooth and Nail, the third in Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus series, from the very first page.

A serial killer, dubbed the Wolfman, is stalking the streets of London. With no significant leads, Inspector John Rebus is summoned from Scotland to Scotland Yard to lend his ‘expertise’ in serial killers. He’s not exactly sure what he’s doing there and it seems he isn’t particularly welcome either. So can he catch the Wolfman before any more women die?

A psychological profile of the killer from a young female psychologist seems worth investigating, but has he made a mistake in teaming up with her?

With plenty of twists and turns and lots of suspects along the way, I couldn’t put this down. Tooth and Nail is my favourite of the Rebus novels so far. You don’t have to have read the previous books to be able to pick this one up. So if you enjoy your detective stories with a good dose of British-ness, I would definitely recommend this!

Tooth and Nail, Ian Rankin, Book review, Inspector Rebus

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Oh I just love a book that keeps you so hooked you can’t put it down. I’ve got three books just waiting for me to read them at the moment, I’m hoping to find the time this week!
    Nat.x

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    • I really hope you find the time to read them! x

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  2. I’m yet to read one of these books, really must you make them sound rather thrilling! Thank you for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    • They’re definitely well worth a read! I like the fact that there’s so many books in the series, so I’m gradually going to work my way through them!

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  3. I haven’t read any of the Inspector Rebus books but I do love a good thriller, especially one set in the UK 🙂

    #readwithme

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    • I like to read books in the UK from time to time and feel familiar with the settings. The Rebus books are well worth a read!

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  4. Sounds truly gripping. Thank you for sharing #readwithme

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    • It’s definitely worth a read! There’s lots of twists and turns.

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  5. I haven’t read any of theses books but they sound really gripping. Thanks for recommending! #readwithme

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    • They’re definitely worth reading! There’s so many of them too, so I’ve got lots more to read 🙂

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  6. I’ve only read one Rankin book before and I couldn’t really get into it – I might try and get another from the library though soon and give him another go
    #readwithme

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    • It’s definitely worth giving another one a go. They’re a bit strange at first because the early ones are set in the 80s and 90s and it’s amazing how things have moved on since then!

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