The Face of a Stranger Author:Anne Petty "Anne Perry", noted the "San Diego Union","has made the Victorian Era her own particular province." Gaslit drawing rooms, country house life, London's sinister slums--all are part of the fictional territory over which this gifted novelist reigns supreme. With "The Face of a Stranger" Perry has ventured onto new ground: here is a novel of haunt... more »ing psychological suspense, set in a richly detailed world.
He is not going to die, after all, in this Victorian pesthouse called a hospital. But the accident that had felled him on a London street has left him with only half a life, because his memory and his entire past have vanished.
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. His mirror reflects a face that women would like, but from the way people respond to him when he returns to the force, he senses that he has been more feared than loved.« less