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:

Anonymous said...

Id like to read the Impartial Witness

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Karen Joy said...

I hope I win!

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

cynth said...

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

Linda Kish said...

Watchers of Time sounds terrific.

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bridget3420 said...

Try using this link:

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susan1215 said...

Matter of Justice

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hww said...

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.

Stephanie said...

An Impartial Witness!

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Master of Justice :)

kdj617 said...

I enjoyed Watchers Of Time.

Helen Keeler said...

The Red Door.
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daniel thornton said...

I would like to read An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

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Lindsey M said...

I would love to read The Red Door

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to read A Cold Treachery.

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Sarita said...

A False Mirror

mamabunny13 said...

I would like to read Matter Of Justice.

greenduckie13 said...

I'd like to read A Pale Horse.

Maureen said...

I would like to read Matter of Justice.

Marie said...

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

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reg369 said...

I'm interested in reading SEARCH THE DARK.

Amber said...

I would really love to read The Murder Stone!

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Holly S. said...

I'd like to read a false mirror.

clynsg said...

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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TampaPalmsGirl said...

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

Kristy Thiel said...

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

RoChele said...

Legacy of the Dead sounds pretty interesting.

cpullum said...

An Impartial Witness
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russrpm said...

I'd like to read "A Test of Wills".
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Carol M said...

The Red Door sounds good!

Hoa said...

I would like to read "A Cold Treachery."

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bored2quickly said...

Watchers of Time

mindy said...

impartial witness thanks

Miranda Ward said...

A False mirror

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wgbc1446 said...

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

Lisa said...

I'd like to read..Search the Dark

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sottovoce said...

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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Karen said...

I'd like to read the red door. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Nickolay said...

I would really like to read The Murder Stone

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Patty White said...

I'd like to read A False Mirror
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

A Cold Treachery
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reddon30 said...

An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery looks like a very interesting read.

tracey said...

a long shadow, thanks
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Stacy said...

I would like to read A Test of Wills, which appears to me the first Ian Rutledge novel.

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Anonymous said...

"Watchers of Time"!

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Sue Farrell said...

A Pale Horse

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trichie said...

Woud love o read this!

Anonymous said...

The red door

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I would like to read Legacy of the Dead.

Clair said...

I would like to read the Red Door

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would like to read An Impartial Witness.

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Anonymous said...

An Impartial Witness looks good
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Becky said...

They all sound goood, but maybe A Lonely Death sounds the best?

ewhatley said...

A Lonely Death sounds like a good one.

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

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Jim said...

The Red Door Sounds interesting

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i shared on facebook

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AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to read The Red Door

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purango said...

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

Brian said...

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.