Verdict: Rectos of Knots and crosses certainly couldn’t knot me up until the last lap. I felt the pages were overflowing with the emotions and thoughts of a messed up DS. Rebus has been characterized to be extremely different from the detectives we are adapted to. A squiz at Rankin’s work and we would realize that Rebus is nothing but extremely humane. No super senses of finding abstract or obscure clues. Even so, the storyline and its good presentation style are appreciable and I would give it a 3.8/5, with an overall rating of 3.5/5. Though “There are clues everywhere”, “there were no clues worth going on” - Yes, I personally missed getting sucked into the world of detectives, trying to solve the case along with the protagonist. Knots and Crosses can be labeled as one of those thin, quick reads. I wouldn’t par it with my favorites, but it certainly prickled my interest to get more of Rebus series. An engineer by profession, Meera is deeply passionate about blogging, art, and photography. Her focus is mainly on travelogues. Being a folklorist in making, she goes about with a purpose of documenting various cultures. She is also an avid reader who enjoys the company of good crime/mystery novels.