The Twisted Root

The Twisted Root

Paperback - 2000
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A young groom enlists private investigator William Monk to track down his fianc&ée, Miriam Gardiner, who disappeared suddenly from a party at a luxurious Bayswater mansion. But Monk soon finds the coach in which Miriam fled and, nearby, the murdered body of the coachman. There is no trace of Miriam. What strange compulsion could have driven the beautiful widow to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance? Monk and clever nurse Hester Latterly, themselves now newlyweds, desperately pursue the elusive truth--and an unknown killer whose malign brilliance they have scarcely begun to fathom. . . .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2000
ISBN: 9780804119368


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Nov 27, 2017

Many good aspects to this overly long book. Perry's excellent characterizations show us Monk and Hester adjusting to marriage, and Rathbone adjusting to having to watch their happiness. The mystery seems unsolvable, with a fiance suddenly running away, then refusing to explain why, or how or why the coachman ended up murdered. A side plot ends up putting two women in the dock, with an ending that I thought I'd guessed, but was still quite a surprise.

May 10, 2014

The author is on her "A-game" in this one! I did guess the outcome, but still kept reading because I couldn't believe it. A real page-turner.

B2K2rEaD Feb 27, 2013

As ever, the story held me from page 1 to almost the last page.
And that one was worth waiing for !

Sep 25, 2009

A very very good mystery You won't know who did it. Anne Perry is a wonderful writer that she holds the readers' attention until the last.


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