"Rankin's brilliant evocation of a moody Edinburgh, deeply human characters and labyrinthine plot give dimension to this always absorbing series. With his stubborn insistence on tying up the frayed ends of every knotty clue, and iconoclastic refusal to be a team player, hard-drinking Rebus is a bane to his superiors but a blessing to readers.... Readers won't be able to skim this dark, densely written novel, but they won't want to. Artfully placed red herrings, a large cast of multifaceted characters and a gripping pace will keep them engrossed. And Rebus is a character whose devils and idiosyncrasies will leave them eager for more."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Like Rebus, readers will find no city more beautiful than Edinburgh, no locale more intriguing than Arthur’s Seat—and no characters in the genre more provocative or sharply delineated than Rankin’s ongoing cast."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"A complex mystery novel, as you would expect from Rankin, one of a handful of truly outstanding British mystery writers... Terrific."
"Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers."
"The Falls is an inventive and absorbing book... highly enjoyable and exciting."