I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first Commander William Monk book I’ve read, and although this is the 24th book in this series, I was able to enjoy the book without having read any of the other books. There was enough information given about the characters to understand what was going on, even if I didn’t perhaps know all of the relevant information.
In this book, Commander Monk is asked to assist a distraught husband whose wife has been kidnapped and ransomed. Monk agrees to help the husband drop the money off to the kidnappers and retrieve the wife. When the hand-off goes horribly wrong and the wife is murdered and the money stolen, Monk fears that one of his own men betrayed their plans and caused the wife’s death.
As Monk tries to find the traitor in his ranks, and solve the murder of the wife, he discovers a twist that implicates the wife’s husband in the plot. The danger increases as murders pile up and Monk anxiously tries to unravel the mystery before more people die.
This was an entertaining historical fiction mystery. I liked the characters, the setting and will definitely read more books in this series.