A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 6)

A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 6)

Charles Todd


In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy used to be condemned to hold for the murders of aged girls. Rutledge helped assemble the proof that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And while justice used to be 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 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 reason behind Rutledge's reluctance. homicide brings him again to Kent the place, days prior, he'd glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen come across revives the tip of his personal struggle, because the kingdom prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled earlier and the haunted current while is an appalling mandate.

And the folks round him? between them the sexy widow of a chum, a amazing girl who survived the good 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 load of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he used to be pressured to execute within the warfare. The killer in Marling is unusually adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw's previous is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques that can or will not be real. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one attaining out to spoil him, the opposite pushed to wreck him.

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