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Defend and Betray

Beautiful wife Alexandra confesses that she killed him Investigator William Monk nurse Hester Latterly and the brilliant Oliver Rathbone counsel for the defense work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husba. I found this one hard going and I m wavering between 25 and 3 stars for the rating It s not as strong a story or as engaging as the first two Monk books In fact there is very little Monk in it which I found frustrating I want to know about his past Also he s supposed to be this brilliant detective right And dogged in his pursuit of the truth etc He was neither brilliant nor dogged in this book In fact he missed glaringly obvious suspects once the true motive for murder was uncovered He didn t even consider them The first half of the book was a repetition of the same facts ad nauseum It took far too long for the story to get rolling about 150 pages too long In spite of my disappointment with this installment I liked the first two Monk books enough to keep on reading the series Burning Attraction raised by the accused and her husba. I found this one hard going and I m wavering between 25 and 3 stars for the The Numbers Game rating It s not as strong a story or as engaging as the first two Monk books In fact there is very little Monk in it which I found frustrating I want to know about his past Also he s supposed to be this brilliant detective Tall man riding. right And dogged in his pursuit of the truth etc He was neither brilliant nor dogged in this book In fact he missed glaringly obvious suspects once the true motive for murder was uncovered He didn t even consider them The first half of the book was a The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory repetition of the same facts ad nauseum It took far too long for the story to get The Big Golden Book of Poetry rolling about 150 pages too long In spite of my disappointment with this installment I liked the first two Monk books enough to keep on

review × eBook or Kindle ePUB Õ Anne Perry

A richly textured and timeless novel of suspense Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters Faye KellermanAlthough esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death in a freak accident at home his. Review written July 1 20184 Whodunnit Stars Terrific and in the end truly worth it Book 3Maybe is this William Monk series my favorite historical mystery serial right now So far has it been a already happened deadly crime when each book starts for me maybe the best kind of old fashioned whodunnit mysteries The crime scenes are also in those fine but uite stiff grand upper classes the ones we so much loves in British historicals Set in London England in late 1850s a few years after the Crimean War with three so far interesting main characters to follow The uite complicated police investigator William Monk A man nearly without friends or a normal social life A man who losed his memory in a accident just before this series started We truly don t know much about him and he is himself still seeking for his past me The uestion is is Monk he a man to like or not Here is also Hester Latterly the clever and for past times very strong young lady who has a past as a ambitious Florence Nightingale nurse in the Crimean War Monk s future love In a mer secondary character is a great and brilliant lawyer Oliver Rathbone A clever man who defends suspected and accused appearing here A work he does with uite enviable success and in grand style Will he get Hester s heart My thoughtsAs I wrote in a update This mystery novel has one of the worst type of crime plot with a horrible whodunnit storyline including the darkest of abuse I usually try to avoid books movies or news articles on the subject but sometimes is this terrible topic which also is a dark cruel reality for too many there and it is just to breathe deeply cross your fingers and wish for the bestAnd As a serial mystery book could it of course been a little bit shorter lesser pages and a tiny bit faster developed but on the other side was I my self never ever bored or tired of it No this was a very good 16 hours audiobook listening I sometimes enjoy this kind of long winded storytelling endless crime investigation thoughts and clues and a huge bunch of witnesses and relatives to suspect etc etc I feel for all main characters the suspected poor woman and wanted to know about their history life future and feelingsAll in all a good one It will be many there are a countless lot of William Monk books to read and I m a hooked Monk fan by now I listened to the 1623 hours audiobook excellent narrated by Davina Porter Love her voices and style I LIKE old fashioned crime stories

Anne Perry Õ 3 review

Nd's proud family With the trial only days away they inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery The final act is a courtroom masterpiece through which we dare not breathe too deeply lest the precarious balance of a woman's life be los. This book opens with a murder about which very little is known other than the victim s wife openly admits to having killed her husband No one seems to know why and her only excuse is openly dismissed by everyone The next 150 pages or so repeats these minimal facts from various angles and viewpoints And really that s about itThe final 100 devolve into a standard courtroom drama although all of the surprises have already been revealed I lost count of how many aristocratic characters a stood in front of windows looking out and b were describe as having auiline noses As with her other Monk stories whole paragraphs seemed to have been copypasted into later sections with only minimal rewriting Unlike the first two Monk stories this one is really Hester s story than Monk s Perry throws in some occasional Monk scenes and a token bit of reclaimed memory but he s all but forgotten in this storyCut the book in half edit the rest tightly and decide who the main character truly is and this should have been a much better story

  • Paperback
  • 439
  • Defend and Betray
  • Anne Perry
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 9780804111881

10 thoughts on “Defend and Betray

  1. says:

    Defend and Betray has a very sudden ending as if it has outstayed its welcome That's not true but I liked it anyway I've read somewhere that the author is very malignant Of course we must judge a book on its own merit and not on the character of the author But then I realised that those on the side of the angels are not very angelic They are frail characters especially William Monk after whom the series is n

  2. says:

    Wow just brilliant I could be mealy and knock it down half a star because the first third of the book the case seemed to be going nowhere but when it came together it was tense and exciting That was some court scene Loved it

  3. says:

    Review written July 1 20184 Whodunnit Stars Terrific and in the end truly worth it🔎🔎🔎🔎Book #3Maybe is this William Monk series my favorite historical mystery serial right now So far has it been a already happe

  4. says:

    I found this one hard going and I'm wavering between 25 and 3 stars for the rating It's not as strong a story or as engaging as the first two Monk books In fact there is very little Monk in it which I found frustrating I wan

  5. says:

    This story is not a pure murder mystery like a historical legal thriller The climax is a court room drama and I really like the court room scene on the last chapter The storytelling itself is not so dense I've read it years ago and didn't remember most of the story and just recently re read the last 2 chapters and I still could enjoyed the storyNot so important note it is personal taste This is included in William Monk series but the cli

  6. says:

    This book suffered a little from rereading there were clues in people's behavior on the night of the murder that were inexplicably not followed up for chapters despite multiple mentions There were a few leaps of logic and at least one plot point I would have suggested editing out I'm no expert on British law of the period but some of the courtroom rulings seemed a little capricious or unlikely to me Monk's re

  7. says:

    This book opens with a murder about which very little is known other than the victim's wife openly admits to having killed her husb

  8. says:

    I literally could not put this down for the final courtroom scene I won't give away the final revelations but they are shockng and riveting I'm a big fan of Perry and this is one of her bestPerry gives us a few red herrings indicating that Alexandra may not be the killer but the uestion uickly becomes why did she do it not if there is another perpetrator We know she is sacrificng herself for someone but who and why? Perry skillfu

  9. says:

    I really love Anne Perry’s books about Hester Latterly and Mr Monk They are so well written rich with historical details and the mystery always leads to something unexpected Of course Davina Porter’s narration is delightful and absolutely perfect for the story What a golden voicePlus I enjoy information about the Cri

  10. says:

    In the third of the William Monk Victorian detective series I was very pleased to see the character of Hester L

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