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Blind Justice (William Monk, Book 19) by Anne Perry

By Anne Perry

For a new release, Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels have invited readers to discover the brilliantly seductive middle of Victorian London, the place nice wealth and nice evil stay part via part, and nice males occasionally make unlucky choices.
 
In Perry’s gorgeous new novel, Hester Monk, the spouse of William Monk, commander of the Thames River Police, questions the funds of a London church whose members’ well-merited charitable presents seem to have ended up within the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, purchasing his effective domestic and the classy clothes of his spouse and daughters.
 
Taft is accused of extortion, and amazing barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a pass judgement on, is selected to preside over his trial. it sort of feels transparent that Taft is certainly in charge. besides the fact that, on the final moment, the safety produces a witness who thoroughly undermines the costs. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning yet reckless movement which could wreck his occupation, his popularity, and his life.
 
Blind Justice provides a wealthy and full of life landscape of London existence, from the teeming Thames docks to the rich West finish, whereas unfolding an impressive court drama. And whereas justice, legislations, and morality hold within the stability, Hester and Monk race to avoid wasting their distinctive pal Rathbone from shame. The incomparable paintings of Anne Perry grips us speedy until eventually the ultimate, unforgettable scene.
 
PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY AND HER WILLIAM MONK NOVELS
 
A Sunless Sea
 
“Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The big apple instances e-book Review
 
Acceptable Loss
 
“Masterful storytelling and relocating dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger
 
Execution Dock
 
“[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s nobody higher at utilizing phrases to color a scene after which fill it with sounds and scents than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe
 
Dark Assassin
 
“Brilliant . . . a page-turning mystery . . . mixing compelling plotting with beautifully learned human emotion and delightful interval detail.”—Jeffery Deaver, writer of Edge
 
The transferring Tide
 
“The mysterious and unsafe waterfront international of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, involves life.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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We’ll cross that bridge together when he gets home. ” She paused and gazed into the distance, as if marshalling her next words together. “Cecilia is not Edgar Soames’s child. ” She grasped her sister-inlaw’s hands. “I am going to tell you a most amazing story. ” So, as Melanie sat speechless, Emily told her the story of the unusual man, George Brown. The paper company had brought him in, she said, to break the loggers’ strike of ’59. She knew these facts because she had overheard Edgar Soames and George Brown in conversation.

During one of those calls, he informed me that he’d married Emily. ” That was how he put it. I didn’t probe because I did not want to know. He called me at the beginning of summer, 1965. I happened to be home at the time – between jobs. I was going out in the field less and less these days. The years pile up on a man, times change. “George,” he said into the telephone. “I’m dying, George. ” So I went. I went for Edgar, but I went with hope in my heart knowing that Emily would be there. I was smarter this time.

By the time he was ten, it had climbed to fifty, and on through the years it rose each Christmas, until his eighteenth birthday, when his grandparents gave him a new car, a 1979 Plymouth Roadrunner. Junior had the opportunity to pick it out himself. He loved that marvellous car. Junior always noted disapproval on his parents’ faces when the older couple gifted their grandson. There was something else, too. Walt seemed jealous of the attention bestowed on his son. Over the years, during Christmas visits that barely lasted an hour, the adults never exchanged gifts or shared a meal.

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