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The Face of a Stranger His name they tell him is William Monk and he is a London police detective But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished As he tries to hide the truth Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else


10 thoughts on “The Face of a Stranger

  1. says:

    The face of a stranger is the first volume in William Monk series a victorian mystery with an interesting detective At the beginning of this book we meet the MC in a hospital suffering from amnesia He doesn'


  2. says:

    425★Definitely not often a crime novel is written by an author who committed a brutal premeditated murder at the age of fifteen Her former name was Juliet Marion Hulme and the disturbing movie Heavenly Creatures with Kate Winslet was based on her story though with no input from her There are two books about her on Goodreads I discovered this information just before I started reading this her first of over forty novels I admit to being overly intrigued after reading in a Guardian interview Perry's books grapple with uestions of sin and repentance the price of redemption and forgiveness 'It is vital for me to go on exploring moral matters' she says”This was uite excellent As it opens Detective Monk has suffered a concussion and can recall nothing of his life After recovering physically he goes back to work and is assigned a rotten murder case but tells no one of his amnesia Coincidentally his accident and the murder occurred on the same night Very interesting He has no idea who his friends or enemies are though it is obvious that he was not well liked His personal issues add multiple levels of mystery It is a British historical piece as well bringing to life the idiosyncrasies and mannerisms of Victorian high society—the servants the below stairs gossip the peculiar customs” The author has done her research to realistically portray the life and times According to a A with her at the end of my book which I uoted from above she was crowned the “ueen of British historical mystery” by the Chicago Tribune If you're a fan of the genre I highly recommend this Fascinating characters great story and pacing I’m thinking I will be back for


  3. says:

    A man wakes up in a hospital after a carriage accident in 1856 with no idea of who he his or what his life has been like He doesn't remember his name or his professionHe is told that he is William Monk police detective And he


  4. says:

    I should've read this long ago I have always been a fan of Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novels but for some reason I hadn't read her William Monk series yet I am so glad I did Monk is a muddle of a man So many contradicting


  5. says:

    Themes identity crime war family secrets memory classSetting Victorian EnglandNow I remember why I don't read Anne Perry any I don't really like her writing This book sounded like a change from her ThomasCharlotte Pitt series which I did enjoy


  6. says:

    I felt like clapping as I set down this book after finishing it I thought it was so fun to read I actually reached out and patted the book with glee a few times and chuckled to myself once setting it down I can't say many books have entertained me in


  7. says:

    As an historical fiction fan I am embarrassed that it has taken me so long to discover Anne Perry This first in the William Monk series was superb There is a tension to this story as we work alongside Monk to discover who he himself is He is suffering from tota


  8. says:

    This would make a solid stand alone novel but man what a great way to start a series And the trick of giving the main character amnesia gives the writer the chance to not only describe the character to himself and thus the reader through self realization it also affords


  9. says:

    One of the best books I've read in the last 12 months Characters were complex flawed and authentic Dialogue rang true The mystery was good and not capable of being figured out with any certainty until close to the end In candor I've avoided reading any Anne Perry books until now


  10. says:

    The William Monk series has been on my to read list for years now It took a while for me to get around to it If I'm honest it's mostly because of Anne Perry's past I have no desire to expand on it because one can google it if needed Suffice it to say it's than dark enough to leave one a


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