Friends this is my review of the book Witch Hunt by Ian Rankin. This is another book that has sat on my book shelf for a number of years. (It had actually got pushed to the back and only came to life on sorting them out).
Unintentionally I seem to be following a hit person story line theme, as Witch Hunt is all about the chase to try and catch an assassin, given the code name of witch. The chase starts in the Kent coast, with a couple of linked murders on both sides of the channel, moves up to Scotland and then off to Europe. There are a number of British agencies all looking for her. Scotland yard, MI5, and the “Witch expert” Dominic Elder.
They slowly follow the trail she has created across Europe trying to gather clues as to who will be her next target. It is assumed that it will be someone at the major conference taking place in London. But the question is who?
Gradually just like pealing the layers off an onion more is revealed about the Witch's past giving insight on what she will do next. The story splits in two giving the Witches side as well as the pursuers. To say much more would spoil the plot, as it is full of mystery and intrigue, but it is certainly a page turner.
This is an interesting well thought out generally believable story. Ian Rankin originally wrote this under the name of Jack Harvey, and it does make a nice change from his normal Edinburgh crime novels.
This was book 50 week 37 fiction 46 (12 on audio) non fiction 4
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