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 facts that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And while 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 facts she is confident will end up 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 previous, he’d glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen come upon revives the tip of his personal battle, 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 chum, a striking girl who survived the good Indian Mutiny; a sour, death 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 can provide, unaware that he's already wearing the weight of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he was once pressured to execute within the struggle. The killer in Marling is strangely adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw’s prior is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques which could or will not be real. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one attaining out to destroy him, the opposite pushed to smash him.
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