By Charles Todd
In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy was once condemned to hold for the murders of aged ladies. Rutledge helped assemble the proof that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And whilst justice was once performed, Rutledge closed the door at the case. yet Shaw was once no longer simply forgotten.
Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns within the type of Ben Shaw's widow Nell, bringing Rutledge proof she is confident will turn out her husband's innocence. It's a trust fraught with peril, threatening either Rutledge's expert stature and his religion in his judgment. yet there's a darker cause of Rutledge's reluctance. homicide brings him again to Kent the place, days previous, he'd glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen stumble upon revives the top of his personal battle, because the kingdom prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled prior and the haunted current while is an appalling mandate.
And the folk round him? between them the horny widow of a chum, a outstanding lady who survived the nice Indian Mutiny; a sour, loss of life barrister; and a guy whose identify he by no means knew--unwittingly compete with the grieving Nell Shaw. They'll call for greater than Rutledge may give, unaware that he's already sporting the weight of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he used to be pressured to execute within the conflict. The killer in Marling is unusually adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw's earlier is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques that could or will not be precise. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one achieving out to smash him, the opposite pushed to wreck him.
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A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 6) by Charles Todd