George V. Reilly

Review: The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Title: The Reckoning
Author: Rennie Airth
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 320
Keywords: historical mystery
Reading period: 15–18 April, 2015

A murder in Sussex bears sim­i­lar­i­ties to another recent murder in Scotland, but what could the link between the two men be? One of the victims left a half-written letter addressed to John Madden, who is now retired from Scotland Yard. Soon there are more victims and Madden and the police struggle to find the killer.

Airth evokes both the First and Second World Wars, exploring the damage done to those who survived and the injustices visited upon some who did not.

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