Finale. Could Exit Music really be Ian Rankin’s last John Rebus novel? The Edinburgh detective faces mandatory retirement and has ten days to bring Big Ger Cafferty to justice while solving the murder of a Russian poet. There are more than enough plot twists in Exit Music and a cast of fascinating and distracting characters to keep readers alert and engaged from the first through the last page. Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke does her best to give Rebus the opportunity to make his final days as a detective productive and successful, despite his spending part of the time on suspension. Rankin respects the intelligence of readers, and Exit Music will keep your brain active as you try to figure out who did what.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)