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The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
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Apr 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, own, anne_perry, read_in_english, 2011
Read from May 21 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Oh, such a concept: to have lost your memory, to have to learn of your self anew, and to fear that you may have committed murder. This tale is less of a mystery of murder than a study of manners, study of a man. Oh, but what a man! Monk. William Monk. Chills run up my spine even now at the thought of his name. What started as an insignificant infatuation with A Dangerous Mourning, is blossoming into a romance. And Hester, whom I did not find all that appealing in the second installment of the series, is beautiful here.

Perry’s prose, of course, enchants yet again. Her careful syntax, structure, prose I found to be alluring that I’d re-read a passage I took to be particularly beautiful, especially that which was most tragic. Yes, perhaps that is the appeal I most enjoy of Perry’s writing – that sense of tragedy, melancholy almost, but still with a glimpse of hope looming over the ashes of misery.

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