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  • Location: Edinburgh, Tongue (Scottish Highlands)

A Song for the Dark Times

A Song for the Dark Times

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Rebus’ daughter’s husband has gone missing….

  • ISBN: B086SNF147
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.

Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.

He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?

As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…

Travel Guide

From Edinburgh to Tongue

Tongue in the Scottish Highlands

Tongue is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland. It’s where Rebus’ daughter lives and where one of two cases takes place in the novel.

It lies on the east shore above the base of the Kyle of Tongue and north of the mountains Ben Hope and Ben Loyal.


Thd city that Rebus calls home is very recognisable and you can practically walk around the streets the characters do.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: A Song for the Dark Times

Destination/location: Edinburgh, Tongue  Author/guide: Ian Rankin  Departure Time:2000s

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