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This review is from: Hide And Seek (Inspector Rebus Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Now that Rebus is no longer a one-note man with a buried secret, his character opens up considerably. He still suffers from under-development, remaining for the time being a walking check-list of character traits from other books, but it's starting to become more organic, with signs that the author is beginning to see a difference between his lead and others. Edinburgh is better used here too, as its grubbier outskirts are tentatively explored. Suddenly, the series starts to look interesting. There are still downsides, the plot being the main one. Although it begins in an intriguing fashion, with Rebus the only officer on the force interested in a murder among the city's dispossessed, the conclusion is a little ludicrous.