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A Sudden, Fearful Death by Anne Perry
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Apr 07, 12

did not like it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, series, mystery, brit-lit
Read from April 05 to 07, 2012

This is by far the worst and most disappointing Anne Perry book I've ever read. The majority of it read like a Margaret Sanger tract and the rest was boring and drawn out. The major characters had no progression, Monk's "brilliance" was referenced one too many times with no action detection to back it up, and the "mystery" of the first 50 pages were just a vehicle to introduce the topic of abortion.

In past books, Perry has inserted political views, but they've always taken a back seat to the story/mystery, meaning that even if I didn't agree with them they didn't lessen the story. Not so in this case. If you like Monk, skip this one.

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