Knots and Crosses | Ian Rankin | ‘That sort of thing’ is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses – taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.
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What books did they read this year? (Top row from left) Hilary Mantel, Jeanette Winterson, David Nicholls, Lena Dunham, Michael Morpurgo; (bottom row) Eimear McBride, Shami Chakrabarti, Naomi Klein, Ian Rankin, Margaret Atwood.