Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Confession by Charles Todd...Review & Giveaway!

I have been a reading machine lately!  Something about winter makes me want to get all cozy with a book by the fire!  Such bliss!  I just finished another great read that I am excited to tell you about....The Confession by Charles Todd.  Here is the scoop...

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.


This was the first book by Charles Tood that I have read but I can now say I am hooked and I am happy this is part of a series.  I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Ian Rutledge and am excited to tag along on more of his cases!  I will say that this book had lots of very enjoyable twists and turns but you did have to pay attention to be sure not to miss a beat (not half awake reading of this one allowed!).  I am a huge fan of historical fiction and Charles Todd masterfully recreated a time from the past.  Not only was I taken on a wonderful mystery but also a trip back in time.  I can hardly wait to go back and read more about what Ian Rutledge has been up to!  Pick up this read today on Amazon...


I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of The Confession by Charles Todd.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....
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64 comments:

sandy1955 said...

No, I personally am not a big book reader but both my daughter and sister are. I think my daughter would love this one
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Kelley said...

I actually have not any of his books, yet. I true lily enjoyed the writip and review. I added to my TbR shelf. Thank you for letting me know more about Charles Todd. Thank you.

star84vu said...

I have never read him before. I was quite interested reading the summary though.

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star84vu said...

I have never read him before. I was quite interested reading the summary though.

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slb3334 said...

I have not read them.

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Terri said...

No, I haven't read any books by Charles Todd.

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Jody Sisson said...

I have not read any of his books but I would like to.
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mrsshukra said...

New author to me!

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Desmond said...

none so far...

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bison61 said...

I have not read any of his books

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Darcie K. said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but I am looking forward to it!

Shannon said...

I haven't read any other books, but it sounds great!

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Leslie Davis said...

I haven't yet

mverno said...

no i haven't had the pleasure as of yet
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clynsg said...

He is one of the authors that I pick up automatically, so I can recommend any of his books. I would advise starting with the first of the Rutledge books, but there is also a stand-alone that I just finished, The Murder Stone, that is very good.

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Julie W said...

No, I haven't had the pleasure of reading one of his books yet, but I would love to read this one after reading your review! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

Rhonda said...

No, I have not but I love mysteries and hope to read this one
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katers2714 said...

I have not read any of his books.

Terri said...

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Anonymous said...

Actually Charles Todd is a mother/son writing team. I've read 'em all. You have something to look forward to, because this one is not quite as good as the others. Love 'em.

Kristina j. said...

I have never even heard of the author before this!

jenzen69 said...

i have not but looking forward to it

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Anonymous said...

I have not, but based on your review I am going to give his work a try

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Anonymous said...

I have not read anything by him


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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I have never read another book by him.
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ellie said...

I have not read any but thanks to your review I just checked them out. I love mysteries and also love the time periods of WWI and WWII. So I definitely want to read this series.

Marci (joyfulheart26@hotmail.com) said...

no I haven't yet

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Anonymous said...

I have not yet but I will put him on my list

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Anonymous said...

I have not read any of his books yet, but I think I will check them out now.
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Anonymous said...

I have not read this author yet.

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Renee G said...

I haven't read anything by this author, but I would love to read one soon.
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Robin said...

I have never read any of his books, but based on your review, would love to
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Karen said...

Charles Todd is on my to-read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any Charles Todd books previously.

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phxbne said...

not yet....

bloomerbear said...

I have not read any of Charles Todd's books! I would love to though

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momma8385 said...

No I have not read any of his books yet. Thank you for this giveaway.

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I have not read any books by Charles Tood but would like to. :)
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Candie L said...

I have to admit I have not read any of the books. Thank you

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Anja M. said...

Not yet, but I would love to...

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jadavis said...

I have not read any of his books before
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jadavis said...

I entered the Maestro Classics: A Soldier's Tale giveaway
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Jim said...

i have never read any charles todd books

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Atreau said...

I have never read any of his books before.

collegestudentfreebies said...

i have bot read any of his books

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