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!