Hampton Regis, a small harbor
town on the southern coast of England, is a most unlikely place for violence.
Yet, one spring morning, a man is found on the strand so severely beaten that
he slips in and out of consciousness. The prime suspect? His wife’s jilted
lover, who served with Rutledge in the recently ended Great War—but who left
the front under a cloud. Badly wounded, yes, but did someone also cover up
Rutledge is called on to
prove the innocence of a man he dislikes and distrusts. But the deadly triangle
also stirs up memories of the woman Rutledge himself loved and lost when he
went to France to fight. His doubts about the accused and himself only deepen
when the victim of the beating mysteriously disappears, with no body to be
As the brilliant yet
tormented detective discovers that he’s not the only person seeing a reflection
of tumultuous emotions in this case, he must confront the demons that threaten
to overwhelm him and search out the truth. For in Hampton Regis hides a vicious
killer who intends to let nothing—and no one—stand in the way. Download and start listening now!