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The Confession by Charles Todd
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Mar 12, 2012

Read in February, 2012

The Confession, by charles Todd, a-minus, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Produced by Harper Audio, Downloaded from audible.com.

Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard, Ian Ruttledge has a visitor in his office one day-a man comes in, clearly very ill, and says he must confess to a murder he committed five years earlier. He gives a name, but not a specific place where the murder occurred. Ruttledge can’t open a case with so little information to go on, but he’s curious and starts digging on his own. He finds the village in question, and then within a few eeks of the confession, the man turns up dead, a homicide. He turns out not to be the person he said he was and instead is someone else known to the villagers. Further astounding was the fact that the man he said he killed was never found, and the victim died with a locket around his neck that belonged to another woman in Essex who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and the picture in the locket belonged yet to another woman. This is a mystery with many twists and turns, and it also reveals Ruttledge’s own brain injuries from WW I. The ending, while surprising, was one I figured out.

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