Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Black Ascot by Charles Todd

When Inspector Rutledge runs into a hostage situation at a church, he comes to their aid.  He talks the man down and gets the girl out safely.  The man tells him he is looking for his wife but can't find her.  He helps him find her and in exchange for his help, the man tells him that he heard a missing killer is in London again.  He reopens the cold case file with his supervisor's permission.  The murder might be ten years old but it's still a dangerous case...

William Morrow and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 5th.

Rutledge has no idea what a can of worms he's opening when he begins looking into the case.  Not only did a man die from a fall but a woman was killed in a car accident.  The woman was loved by four men and they all wanted her.  Her first husband was the man who jumped or was pushed over the ledge.  Her second husband was injured in the same car crash.  The more he digs, the more connections he finds and the more confused he gets.

He gets shot and they tell him it was a suicide attempt.  He had thoughts of that after the war but not now.  He gets put on leave anyway.  And he continues on the case even without authority or memory of the shot.

This case was intricate and confused.  He solves it but his boss is still not happy.  Poor Inspector Rutledge.  Even when he does good his boss can't see it...

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