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.

62 comments:

  1. Id like to read the Impartial Witness

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  2. I hope I win!

    I have read all of their books, all of them. I'd like to own them all, eventually!

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  3. How do I fill in the form?where is it on your website?
    Thanks

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  4. Watchers of Time sounds terrific.

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  5. Try using this link:

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  6. Matter of Justice

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  7. I have read and own all of your books. WW1 and post WW1 in England are a wonderful background for your series and standalones. Wonderful plotting and charactors.

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  8. The Red Door.
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  9. I would like to read An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

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  10. I would love to read The Red Door

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  11. I would like to read A Cold Treachery.

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  12. I would like to read Matter Of Justice.

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  13. I would like to read Matter of Justice.

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  14. Actually I've read all of them so far :-) I love these books!

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  15. I'm interested in reading SEARCH THE DARK.

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  16. I would really love to read The Murder Stone!

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  17. I'd like to read a false mirror.

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  18. Since I have been reading this series from the beginning, next one up is The Red Door, and then this one, The Confession.

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  19. I haven't read this author's works, but they sound fantastic. I would love to read "The Murder Stone".

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  20. great contest! I've never read this author, but would love to read "a false mirror" as well :) Thanks for hosting!

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  21. Legacy of the Dead sounds pretty interesting.

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  22. An Impartial Witness
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  23. I'd like to read "A Test of Wills".
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  24. I would like to read "A Cold Treachery."

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  25. A False mirror

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  26. I'd also like to read "A Bitter Truth". wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. I'd like to read..Search the Dark

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  28. I would like to start with A Test Of Wills and then work my way through all of his novels. :-) Thank you.
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  29. I'd like to read the red door. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I would really like to read The Murder Stone

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  32. I'd like to read A False Mirror
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  33. An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery looks like a very interesting read.

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  34. a long shadow, thanks
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  35. I would like to read A Test of Wills, which appears to me the first Ian Rutledge novel.

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  36. "Watchers of Time"!

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  37. A Pale Horse

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  38. The red door

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  39. I would like to read the Red Door

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  40. I would like to read An Impartial Witness.

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  41. An Impartial Witness looks good
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  42. They all sound goood, but maybe A Lonely Death sounds the best?

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  43. A Lonely Death sounds like a good one.

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  44. I think I'd also like to read A Long Shadow.

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  46. shared on fb
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  47. The Red Door Sounds interesting

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  48. i shared on facebook

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  49. I'd like to read The Red Door

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  50. I would like to read A Pale Horse, garrettsambo@aol.com

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  51. I would love to read this book. I heard it reviewed by Elaine Charles on The Book Report radio show. You can listen to the review on http://www.bookreportradio.com.
    I sounds like it is well worth reading.

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