Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself with this 21st installment of her New York Times best-selling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers - Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist - are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease". In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients - wealthy Bryson Radnor - when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children and learns, to her horror, that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she, too, becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends - distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them - scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."
Love her writing, characters, and plot twists
I like both. I usually consult the Kindle version for the spelling of names and places.
I love the ongoing involvement of secondary characters from previous books in addition to Hester and Monk: Rathbone, Scuff, Work, Squeaky, Sgt Orme). This doesn't really answer the question, but that would give away surprises in the plot.
I very much enjoy all the books that he has read in the Monk series. I know when I see his name as the reader that the story is in good hands. Fortunately, this series has had several top notch readers.
I can't say without giving away several plot twists. But the plot and character development are extremely well done, and there are times when I yell out loud when something unexpected happens.
This is one of my very favorite series. It's one of the few audio series that I've listened to several times. I look forward to each new release and download it as soon as it's available. I'll have to read her WWI series and resume listening to the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series while I'm waiting for the next Monk book. Thanks, Audible, for making these Anne Perry series available!
- Marcheta "love audio books - Anglophile"