I have been a fan of Charles Todd's books for several years, and eagerly read them all, but I found this newest one somewhat lacking. The story seems to meander as Rutledge runs from house to house and to London and back to have what feels like dozens of unproductive interviews with people. The authors also changed the structure a little bit by allowing the reader to see a bit of the back story and know who the man behind the murder was right from the start.
It seems at some point that the authors are going to have to force Rutledge to confront his ghosts and take some steps toward a more normal life, but I don't know if that will happen. The character of Hamish seemed very much an afterthought in this particular book.