The Red Door.
I find this series uneven; I will really enjoy one novel, then be less impressed with the next. The effects of shell-shock and guilt that have burdened Ian Rutledge since the war (WWI) are lessening a bit, and Hamish has been quieter in the last couple of novels.
There are a lot of characters and plot twists, but I found it difficult to care deeply about any of the characters, even the who truly deserved deep sympathy. Todd did his best to give the victim a human touch, but for me, she still seemed a nebulous personality.
The case begins when Walter Teller disappears from an exclusive clinic. Rutledge has difficulty getting information from the family (his brothers and sisters have gone in search of Walter); eventually, Walter Tellers appears again, with no memory of where he's been.
A Mrs. Peter Teller in Lancashire is murdered. Rutledge goes to her small village to try to discover if she has any relation to his current case. Guess what? She does. More people die. I didn't really care.
Fiction. Mystery. 2010. 344 pages.