Bleeding Hearts: A Novel by Ian Rankin

By Ian Rankin

Michael Weston is paid well off his paintings and ask no questions. while you're a certified murderer, overall secrecy is a part of the activity. yet after a profitable challenge in London, the police are instantly on his tail. How did they understand how to discover him? And who's his nameless organization? Why did she or he wish his goal, a television reporter, killed? used to be he arrange from the beginning? The questions lead Weston to his nemesis Hoffer, a personal detective who has been searching him for years. Ever on the grounds that Weston by accident killed an blameless American woman, her grieving father has hired Hoffer on a continuing project to convey Weston to justice. might Hoffer eventually have set a snare that labored? Weston units out to discover his mysterious organisation, touring from London to Glasgow to Seattle-even if it ability encountering Hoffer face-to-face eventually. With the bright eye for personality and taut pacing that experience made him an the world over popular bestseller, Ian Rankin provides a gripping tale that examines what occurs whilst the murderer turns into the objective, and proves another time that "in Rankin, you can't pass wrong" (Boston Globe).

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What could be all right for Gary to know but not her or Dad? Hazel moved closer to the lounge. She knew she shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be listening in but she couldn’t help it. She’d always been the same. Even as a kid, learning the terrible truth about Santa by hovering at the top of the stairs when she should have been in bed. ‘Maybe we won’t ever have to tell them,’ said Sarah. ’ That was Sarah. Constantly living in a blissful state of denial. Whatever troubles, whatever debts she got herself into, she always believed it would sort itself out.

Don’t go there. Not again. No point. It wasn’t going to happen. Hazel turned as she heard the door open, saw Dee and, beyond her, hovering on the corridor, was Joe. ’ Dee asked. ‘Yeah fine,’ said Hazel. ’ Joe said as they headed towards the form room. ‘Yeah,’ said Hazel. ’ ‘Know what you mean,’ said Joe but he was looking at her quizzically, intently, like he knew she was lying. Part of her was desperate to tell him, to tell someone, anyone, but the other part decided it would be best to wait. On Wednesday morning, once they’d had the all 54 clear, she’d be able to explain to her friends, apologise to Abbie, set things straight.

The lounge door was closed but she could hear them fairly clearly. ‘I think you’re right,’ Mum was saying. ‘It’s best not to tell anyone else yet. Well, maybe Gary. ’ Why? What could be all right for Gary to know but not her or Dad? Hazel moved closer to the lounge. She knew she shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be listening in but she couldn’t help it. She’d always been the same. Even as a kid, learning the terrible truth about Santa by hovering at the top of the stairs when she should have been in bed.

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