Defend and Betray - William Monk, Bk 3 Author:Anne Perry Although esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death in a freak accident at home, his beautiful wife, Alexandra, confesses that she killed him. Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and the brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband... more »'s proud family. With the trial only days away, they inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery. The final act is a courtroom masterpiece, through which we dare not breathe too deeply, lest the precarious balance of a woman's life be lost.« less
A strong entry in Anne Perry's William Monk/Hester Latterly series. The solution was plain to me from the beginning but I enjoyed reading how the protagonists reached the conclusion and solved the crime. This is an excellent series with a convincing flavor of the period all throughout. Definitely worth the reading time. I highly recommend it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner- full of suspense and surprises. I love how Anne Perry describes Victorian London. She puts in little details that just bring the book to life. This is the third William Monk book I have read and I am totally enamored with the main characters. Can't wait to read more!