Westwind – Ian Rankin


I have read several of Ian Rankin’s novels before, mainly the ‘Rebus’ stories which I always find so compelling.  This was certainly a different read for this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reading the forward, I was intrigued that this was originally published some years ago and had been slightly revised for a second publication.

The story centres a Martin Hepton, who works at a central monitoring unit.  Something strange happens when the satellite is down for a few minutes.  Martin is immediately suspicious and when his friend goes on long-term sick leave immediately afterwards, he begins to ask questions.

Strange things start to happen and Martin soon realises that his life is at risk.   He seeks out a previous girlfriend, who is an investigative journalist to help get to the bottom.

The web is deep and dark and soon they are out of their depth as the twists and turns keep coming right until the end.

Thanks to NetGalley, Orion Publishing and Ian Rankin ARC in return for my honest review.

Thoroughly entertaining read and highly recommended.


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