By Charles Todd
A Fearsome Doubt
In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy was once condemned to hold for the murders of aged girls. 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 used to be no longer simply forgotten.
Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns within the kind 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 past, he’d glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen come upon revives the top of his personal conflict, because the kingdom prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled previous and the haunted current while is an appalling mandate.
And the folks round him? between them the sexy widow of a pal, a outstanding girl who survived the good Indian Mutiny; a sour, demise 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 wearing the weight of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he was once compelled 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 which can or is probably not precise. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one achieving out to spoil him, the opposite pushed to ruin him.
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A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Book 6) by Charles Todd