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Search the Dark: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Kindle Edition
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Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Associations 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
On his way to Lyme Regis to search for work, Bert looks out of the train window in a town called Singleton Magna, and sees an unbelievable sight--his wife and two children who he thought were killed in a London bombing raid. He leaps off the train and tries to find his family, racing desperately across fields and country roads, and finally winding up asleep under a tree. Meanwhile, the battered body of a woman is found on the edge of a cornfield, and Mowbray is arrested. Is the woman his wife? Did he kill her? And what happened to the two children who were with her?
Everywhere Rutledge looks, he shows us various forms of damage caused by the war--from the hopes of a local girl whose lover returned with a French wife, to the trauma that Mowbray is going through. As in the first two books, A Test of Wills and Wings of Fire, Todd demonstrates the massive damage done to an entire country by focusing on the small, personal battles of the survivors. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B003JH8HAQ
- Publisher : Minotaur Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2010)
- Publication date : April 1, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 485 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 321 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #83,838 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Everyone is bound to have their favorite in a popular series and right now mine is Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge #2). Search the Dark (Inspector Ian Rutledge #3) follows with many of the aforementioned encouraging points of interest for me along with the timeline right after Wings of Fire but the central mystery rambled a little too long into the pages and concluded with a frantic montage of half explained dramatics. Perhaps I was searching for more elements and secrets that held me in my favorite chair and demanded I not pull the lamp chain until I read one more chapter but I’m sorry to say; this third outing was easy to put down. I also had to stop at points when the less than authentic era dialogue pushed me out of the story and the very predictable answers had me saying: “that can’t be it, there must be more!” Maybe this venture of Inspector Rutledge was too simplistic or brilliant and I can’t see that right now but I won’t lie and say this was a quick read for me. Still like I said before Search the Dark will stay on my shelves as I collect more of this inviting series. It only took one book to get me racing in all directions to learn what was available to read involving Inspector Ian Rutledge and this might be the one for another inquisitive reader. Here’s to hoping for happy reading and holidays!
As an avid fan of Ian Rutledge, I've recently gone back to the beginning of the series which I haven't previously read. Search in the Dark will definitely be one of my rare re-reads.
I loved the chemistry between Ian and beautiful Aurore Wyatt. I will hope for a reuniting of these two in the future! Maybe now, a few years after their first meeting, they've both had enough healing time in their lives that an accidental encounter might lead to something lovely. She, of all the beautiful female characters through the years, has the strength of character to understand Ian's frailties.
It would be a wonderful gift for both of them if they could be allowed to fall in love and begin a family. I think Frances would also welcome Aurore to the family.
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'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.