Charles Todd's Inspector Rutledge books never cease to amaze me with their complex, demanding plots. The different strands of this novel unfold with a canny inevitability - but still manage a surprising - and credible - finish.
'Search The Dark' not only provides a suspenseful mystery but also a masterful insight into a society damaged and broken by the fall-out from a terrible war. The intelligence, depth and detail in the writing make this book something more than just a thriller.
The personal nightmare enveloping Inspector Ian Rutledge continues. But as we get to know his character better his sufferings carry even more weight and context. There is a poignancy in his (unconscious) search for healing. And there is no place where the author does not maintain psychological accuracy and acuity.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 40 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||15 January 2008|
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54,502 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
3,816 in Suspense
4,221 in Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
12,383 in Suspense Thrillers (Books)
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A very rewarding mystery covering a lost rural world.Reviewed in Canada on 6 December 2019
In a sense slow moving, yet very rewarding. It skillfully evokes a lost time post WW1, the reticence of the characters, so opposite to our own times, seems almost odd yet the author layers the characters & plot to a satisfying conclusion that does justice to them as people we have come to understand.
Excellent writingReviewed in Canada on 4 July 2016
I have only recently begun reading this series after enjoying the Bess Crawford books. Inspector Rutledge is a complex character written very well. The plot is very well constructed and kept me guess I g right to the end. The insight into shell shock as it was then known is particularly well done.