Corridors of the Night

Written by:
Anne Perry
Narrated by:
David Colacci

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2015
10 hours 43 minutes
Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.

The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes.

But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away.

Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best.
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Gina M.

I found this book in the series a bit difficult to follow but the concept of how blood transfusions were initially tested was interesting. To think children may have been abused in this way is extremely disturbing.

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Cynthia B.

This book in the Monk series really felt like its own vibe to me; it meanders and curves like a river with plots that aren’t always in alignment with the primary story and there’s really not much to solve; just much to prove and a very, very icky but realistic glimpse at the abuse of human medical “lab rats” in experimental treatments before legal protections were in place. I liked this story because it left me feeling unsettled. The main characters were very true to their inner selves as painted by Perry’s many books. Some great and dramatic police action as well. Kept me wondering how it would all turn out!!

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