The Falls (Rankin novel)

The Falls is a 2001 crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is the twelfth of the Inspector Rebus novels. It was the first episode in the second Rebus television series starring Ken Stott, airing in 2006, substantially changed from the novel and somewhat resembling the plot of the film Chinatown.

The Falls
AuthorIan Rankin
SeriesInspector Rebus
GenreDetective fiction
PublisherOrion Books
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages475 pages
Preceded bySet in Darkness 
Followed byResurrection Men 

Plot summary

A student vanishes in Edinburgh and her wealthy family of bankers ensure Detective Inspector John Rebus is under pressure to find her. A carved wooden doll in a coffin found near her East Lothian home leads Rebus to an Internet role-playing game in which she was involved. DC Siobhan Clarke tackles the virtual quizmaster, and thus risks the same fate as the missing girl.

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