Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge brought the Great War home with him, and its horrors haunt him still. On New Year’s Eve 1919, he finds a brass cartridge casing, similar to countless others he’d seen on the battlefield, on the steps of a friend’s house. Soon there are more, purposely placed where he is sure to discover them.
Unexpectedly drawn away from London to a small Northamptonshire village, he investigates the strange case of a local constable shot with a bow and arrow in an allegedly spirit-infested wood. Here among the taciturn townsfolk, embroiled in a three-year-old mystery of a vanished young girl, Rutledge hopes to keep his own ghosts at bay.
But his stalker has followed him. And now the emotionally shattered policeman walking the razor’s edge of sanity must somehow keep his balance long enough to discover who is tracking him...and why.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I really enjoy this authors books, they are a great read as is this one. Good story line with a "must read" to see what happens next about it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A Ferguson
This dreary tale just never gives-up. It starts dark and light is unavailable. No more Rutledge for me. He can stay dormant.Published 16 months ago by acquirer
I look for more books about the character Ian Rutledge, a good yarn, and a great Inspector, more please and soonPublished on 28 May 2013 by May Webb
Excellent read,I have read all this series,so far.It does help,if possible,to read the books in sequence. Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2013 by Danny
Having recently had Charles Todd recommended to me by a friend, have yet to find one of his books that is not interesting with many twists and turns to the plots.Published on 31 Dec. 2012 by Bea