Top positive review
Well plotted, fast moving and gripping
on 6 March 2018
Move over, John Rebus. I have been a great fan of Ian Rankin for years, reading all of his Rebus novels. However, the publication of a new Rebus book is sometimes like the arrival of an elderly relative - liked, even loved, and respected but the very familiarity promising nothing very exciting. This was a welcome change in style and direction and I wish that Ian Rankin would write more in this genre. "Witch Hunt" details a counter terrorism operation but rather than focus solely on the strategies employed by terrorist(s) and the agencies hunting them, this book explores the histories and motivations of the main characters. It has an authenticity and the book's narrative flows without a false note being struck. Action takes place across England, Scotland, France and Germany and gives some sense of the complexity of terrorism, at both individual and social level. Highly recommended.