The Twisted Root

The Twisted Root

Large Print - 1999
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The tenth novel in the riveting series featuring Victorian private eye William Monk - by the acclaimed author of A Breach of Promise. In stunning feats of imagination, Anne Perry brings to life the lost world of England's Victorian Age. With The Twisted Root, she holds us rapt with a chilling story of love, betrayal, and consummate evil. Miriam Gardiner has disappeared from a croquet party at the luxurious mansion of her future in-laws. On Hampstead Heath, private investigator William Monk finds the coach in which she fled and the murdered body of the coachman. There is no trace of Miriam. What strange compulsion drove her to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance? Miriam's fateful flight ends in a race with the hangman, as Monk and clever nurse, Hester Latterly- themselves now newlyweds- pursue the elusive truth.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 1999.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780375408571
0375408576
Characteristics: 488 p. ;,1999.

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DorisWaggoner
Nov 27, 2017

Many good aspects to this overly long book. Perry's excellent characterizations show us Monk and Hester adjusting to marriage, and Rathbone adjusting to having to watch their happiness. The mystery seems unsolvable, with a fiance suddenly running away, then refusing to explain why, or how or why the coachman ended up murdered. A side plot ends up putting two women in the dock, with an ending that I thought I'd guessed, but was still quite a surprise.

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blueroo276
May 10, 2014

The author is on her "A-game" in this one! I did guess the outcome, but still kept reading because I couldn't believe it. A real page-turner.

B2K2rEaD Feb 27, 2013

As ever, the story held me from page 1 to almost the last page.
And that one was worth waiing for !

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spicefamily
Sep 25, 2009

A very very good mystery You won't know who did it. Anne Perry is a wonderful writer that she holds the readers' attention until the last.

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