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London, 1856. A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes.
When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife Hester investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous...
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By mrs on 07-13-14
Interesting moral dilemmas, not enough twists
What did you like most about Blood on the Water?
Having had Anne Perry's Inpector Monk before I really warmed to the characters and like the way she gives a feeling of life in Victorian London.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Sort of fizzled out really.
What three words best describe Deirdra Whelan’s voice?
Clear, wrong book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. It moved slowly, so was easy to pick up on several listenings, even with a gap of a week or so.
Any additional comments?
It rather concentrated too much on the moral dilemmas and details and wasn't
as gripping as I'd hoped.