Charles Todd winds several stories into this part of the Ian Rutledge series. I liked listening carefully to follow the different paths until they merged. This is a good listen. I think Simon Prebble does a wonderful narration.
This is a great mystery book and it keeps you hanging in suspense all the way. It is not at all obvious who the guilty person is. There are so many details that makes this story come alive and Simon Prebble's narration is first rate. The only part I found hard to swallow was "Hamish" Ruteledge's WWI Ghost who talks to him and often forces him to focus on small details. This is a great mystery and thank goodness there is none of the "detective in danger" which is so prevalent in many of today's mysteries. This is good solid police work and every character in the book is well delineated. I recommend this highly.
THis novel is just too slow for me - didn't finish. Narrator is excellent it's well written but it's just too slow and quiet of a story.
Being a fan of British Mystery for numerous years, Charles Todd has written a marvelous whodunit!. I find the chief character of Inspector Rutledge a true to form British detective. The ending of this book will come as a real surprise to most. This is my second Ian Rutledge Mystery and I can't wait to begin my third encounter with a master story teller.
I have found another favorite author. Loved the book! The reader was wonderful!
I never guessed the conclusion ahead of time.
The detective is an interesting character and the story keeps one listening for what comes next. The aristocratic family with their secrets and the investigation into the murder of a lonely woman become intertwined and keep you guessing about "who done it." The narrator does a great job as the voice of various characters with British accents. This makes it an interesting audio book. I will listen to more from this author and narrator.
I bought this book on a recommendation from Audible. I enjoyed it a lot. Charles Todd did an excellent job creating believable characters and crafting a story that hangs together well. Although I had an idea who the guilty party was I was uncertain until the end. A really excellent book! I look forward to reading and listening to other books by Charles Todd.
This file would not play properly on my iPod. It would start out, then freeze. I tried downloading other Formats, and did a Concierge on-line chat -- to no avail. Irritating.
I never understood who Hamas was, and if he was a double personality, how did he come about? The story was pretty good, but it had too many unnecessary twist.