3.5 quite good, I will continue with the series. I just have a hard time giving crimes over a three sometimes. This was good, definitely worth continuing with but not the most compelling crime I have read. You have a feeling it'll get better as the character develops. Also, this book is only Rankin's second published and he already looks back on it with some regret according to the introduction. It was meant to be a one off, so he never intended it to be a series. I'm looking forward to meeting Rebus again.