The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry

The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel

byAnne Perry

Kobo ebook | May 11, 2011

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In this exhilarating series debut, police detective William Monk must solve the mystery of his own past.

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.

“Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside . . . Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date.”—Kirkus Reviews
Title:The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 11, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307777839

ISBN - 13:9780307777836

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting I have been wanting to read this book for awhile and I am glad I finally did.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Good book and well written. Mystery a bit dry at times but very interesting plot.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blank Slate Anne Perry: The Face of a Stranger. This is an interesting and important book, because it is the initial volume of the William Monk series. Monk, the detective of the London police, wakes up after a serious accident, and he cannot recognize his own face in a mirror. He just lost his memory. I don’t know if, after such a serious impairment, he will be able to return to his detecting job, but, who knows what were the rules and regulations in Victorian times? What worries Monk most is the question what was he like before the accident. What is his reputation? He wants to be just and fair, and so he is, and he solves the new crime. By the way he also meets a woman, who will change his life, but for that result we have to wait until almost the end of the series. I know that people who are honest and just cannot be forced to act murderously, even under hypnotic suggestion. So, Monk, probably, shouldn’t have been so worried, but it is a nice touch in the characterization of a new Perry hero.
Date published: 2015-11-21