By Charles Todd
A Fearsome Doubt
In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy used to be condemned to hold for the murders of aged ladies. Rutledge helped assemble the proof that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And whilst justice used to be performed, Rutledge closed the door at the case. yet Shaw used to be now not simply forgotten.
Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns within the type of Ben Shaw’s widow Nell, bringing Rutledge proof she is confident will end up her husband’s innocence. It’s a trust fraught with peril, threatening either Rutledge’s specialist stature and his religion in his judgment. yet there's a darker explanation for 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 stumble upon revives the top of his personal conflict, because the nation prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled earlier and the haunted current whilst is an appalling mandate.
And the folks round him? between them the horny widow of a pal, a impressive girl who survived the nice 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 sporting the load of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he used to be pressured to execute within the conflict. The killer in Marling is strangely adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw’s previous is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques that could or will not be actual. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among murderers...one achieving out to break him, the opposite pushed to spoil him.
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