The Sins of the Wolf : William Monk

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: William Monk
  • 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.

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What the Critics Say

"Perry keeps the plot taut, compelling and ringing with verisimilitude." (Publishers Weekly)
"As always, Perry's measured, literate prose and strict attention to every detail of custom, location, and culture result in pure reading pleasure." (Library Journal)

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The Sins of the Wolf

Davina Porter does a great job in narrating this book. She makes the story come to life. This book has Hester charged with murder facing the gallows. The story takes place in a Scottish courtroom and the difference between English and Scottish law is pointed out. Monk, Arthur and his father Harry try to prove her innocent. Lots of descriptions of Edinburgh and Inverness makes it like a trip to Scotland. Hester and Monk are getting closer but when will they get together? Can not wait to start the next book in line. So far I have been unable to find the next book in the series on Audible. It is "Cain His Brother".
Hope they will get it soon.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Anne Perry is good but repetitive

Would you try another book from Anne Perry and/or Davina Porter?

I have listened to five Monk novels, and now have had my fill of Anne Perry's verging on shrill condemnation of the British class system and its reactionary attitudes toward women. The Sins of the Wolf ends up ensnaring the charming Hester Latterly in the criminal justice system--and I was disappointed to suffer through what seemed like hours of Hester's terror at her plight.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The plot itself was very interesting, the social commentary repetitive and tedious.


Do you think The Sins of the Wolf needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There is a book six in the series, which picks up the thread of Latterly and Monk's gradual romance, but Audible does not stock it.


Any additional comments?

It will be awhile before I do another Anne Perry. On the other hand, Davina Porter is great so I will keep an eye out for her.

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- Rena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books