An extremely well drawn mystery with an exceptional main protagonist Inspector Ian Rutledge.
Rutledge is commanding. Dealing with issues stemming from war, he carries himself with poise. A professional with intelligence, methodical and pragmatic. His human side isn’t ignored in the line of duty as he exercises compassion along with never failing to lose sight of his observations, his keen eye engaged.
The mystery factor is full of clever twists and turns, unfolding slowly in a rather smart manner adding to the reading adventure. Rich in atmospheric details, you sense the aftermath and ruin of WWI in Great Britain.
Characterization is exceptional, three-dimensional, a motley crew adding plausibility and texture to a stellar narrative. Todd excels in rendering all the characters with uninhibited depth.
A mystery any reader will find engaging as well as astute with an outstanding protagonist Inspector Ian Rutledge claiming his leading role with flying colors.
About Charles Todd
Charles Todd is the author of the Bess Crawford mysteries, the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina, respectively. Visit their website at Charlestodd.com and like CharlesToddNovels on Facebook.
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