The Confession

The Confession

Book - 2012 | First edition
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Troubled Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2012]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062015662
Branch Call Number: MYS Todd, C 100.14 2012
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 23, 2018

What a dreadful mess. I've liked the other Rutledge books, but not this one. I couldn't tell one character from another, and good luck trying to get thru all of the misrepresentations and nonsense. Plus, it's 1920, and while Todd tries to make much of the technology realistic (few telephones, candles and oil lamps, no electricity), Rutledge spent an awful lot of time driving around all over in what realistically would have taken much more time. And it was redundant, always getting into the car every few minutes. Not even sure why I read it all the way thru since other books that were this ridiculous I've put down without finishing.

Sep 30, 2014

Todd's books are becoming alike. Too bad, there was such promise.

Jun 14, 2012

Very good read.

Apr 07, 2012

Ian Rutledge investigates why a young man becomes an imposter and confesses a crime he didn?t commit. Ian?s reception in the isolated Essex fishing village is unaccountably cold and the prosperous family who inhabited the remote estate River?s Edge seem surrounded by tragedy.

It?s another of these fine mysteries by the Todd team. I didn?t see the resolution coming at all.

Feb 23, 2012

I just finished reading it, I thought I enjoyed it, but now I couldn't tell you what it was about. It's true that Todd's books are all becoming the same. A lot of Rutledge's interest for me, was Hamish and he played a much lesser role in this, almost as if Rutledge is getting better, but more likely because the writing's going downhill.

Jan 30, 2012

All the books are starting to seem the same with unbelievable characters. Takes forever to proceed anywhere.

bookfanatic1979 Jan 23, 2012

Hm. Todd’s books have become hit-or-miss for me lately, and unfortunately this was one of the “misses.” It’s well-written, but the plot seems to drag a little bit and I lost track of most of the names about halfway through. Killer seemed rather obvious to me as well.

akarenina Jan 16, 2012


A real disappointment--lots of driving between London and Essex, contrived and convoluted plot with underdeveloped characters.

I probably will not continue reading this series.


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