Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review & #Rafflecopter #Giveaway: The Confession by Charles Todd

Scotland Yard’s best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series

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?

The inspector’s only clue is a gold locket, found around the dead man’s neck, that leads back to Essex and an insular village whose occupants will do anything to protect themselves from notoriety. For notoriety brings the curious, and with the curious come change and an unwelcome spotlight on a centuries-old act of evil that even now can damn them all. 

I love getting all wrapped up in a good mystery.  The Confession takes you on an interesting journey to find out who the killer is.  I thought I had it figured out but when the killer was finally revealed, it was a total shock.  It's hard to find an author who is so skilled at creating twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing and wanting more.  Charles Todd is a fantastic author and I look forward to what he has in store for readers in the future.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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