George V. Reilly

Review: The Flood

The Flood
Title: The Flood
Author: Ian Rankin
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Orion
Copyright: 1986
Pages: 205
Keywords: fiction
Reading period: 7–11 December, 2009

Ian Rankin’s first novel is a coming-of-age tale. Mary Miller is a single mother, with a reputation as a witch since childhood. Her son, Sandy, is fifteen, and as lost and confused as you’d expect. They live in Carsden, a small, dying Scottish town in the 1980s.

A creditable first novel.

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