Finally trying out a popular UK police procedural. I do enjoy a good procedural. And I enjoyed this one for the most part.
In some ways, John Rebus reminds me a little of my beloved Armand Gamache in that he's well-read, thoughtful, and somewhat tortured by things in his past. My problem is that Rebus is also kind of a jerk. I really didn't warm up to him much at all. And his supporting cast wasn't all that likable either.
I thought there was a lot of faffing about in the first half of the book - a lot of delving into Rebus' psyche and woe-is-me attitudes and not a lot about the search for the burgeoning serial killer. Which might have worked better for me had I felt a liking for Rebus. *LOL*
As for the mystery of the kidnappings and murders, I suspected it pretty early on, but there were some twists and turns I wasn't expecting.
So, end result, it was a decent read and I'll read more about Inspector Rebus and hope that I grow to like him a little better. :)