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The confession (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Charles Todd

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Title:The confession
Authors:Charles Todd
Info:New York : William Morrow, c2012.
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Tags:mystery, detective, WWI, overdrive ebook

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set in England post WWI — manor + townspeople
war great leveler — all same now

Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man evades his questions, revealing only that he hails from a village east of London. With little information and no body to open an official inquiry, Rutledge begins to look into the case on his own.

Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head. Searching for answers, Rutledge discovers that the dead man was not who he claimed to be. What was his real name--and who put a bullet in his head? Were the "confession" and his own death related? Or was there something else in the victim's past that led to his murder?
  christinejoseph | Sep 20, 2017 |
This isn't so much a review as a plea to those of you picking up this book to read as an intro to the series. DON'T!! Please do yourself a favor and go to the library or Amazon and get a copy of the first book, A Test of Wills. Some series are fairly stand alone....this one is not.

That said, :-) I enjoyed this one immensely. Lots of back and forth, more fleshing out of Ian, more views of his relationship with Frances, lots of quips and witty dialogue. Good read ( )
  MommaTracey | Jul 24, 2017 |
One of the best ones so far. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jul 22, 2017 |
Complex, interesting and compelling reading. WW1 and its aftermath provide the Todds with a rich vein of history that they mine well. Much angst and suffering are dredged from the Great War survivors before Rutledge sort the pieces and resolves past and current puzzles. ( )
  jamespurcell | Jul 2, 2017 |
I liked this better than many of the previous books in the series. Less Hamish is a good thing for me. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
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Desoille, MartineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Troubled Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder.

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