We Shall Not Sleep: Book summary and reviews of We Shall Not Sleep by Anne Perry

We Shall Not Sleep

A Novel

By Anne Perry

We Shall Not Sleep
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2007,
    304 pages.

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In We Shall Not Sleep, the series' final volume, the guns finally fall silent in November 1918 as the war draws to an end. Finally, the Reavley siblings learn the identity of the man who murdered their parents. But to what are Joseph, Mathew, and Judith returning? The Reavley family finds that Britain, the British Empire, and the world are changed forever...

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"Starred Review. At the finish, Perry neatly and satisfactorily ties up all the loose ends from the preceding novels." - PW.

"In contrast to the previous entries in the series, there is little action here and much talk--about what the war has cost the soldiers in terms of their humanity, the changing roles of women, and the elusive search for love and peace of mind. Still, the many fans of the series will be anxious to know how it ends." - Booklist.

"Perry closes out her World War I series with back-to-back titles that finally give featured players Joseph, Matthew, and Judith Reavley news regarding their parents' killers." - Library Journal.

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Anne Perry Author Biography

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Anne Perry, born Juliet Marion Hulme in Blackheath, London, is the author of the Thomas Pitt series. Among Anne Perry's novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are The Whitechapel Conspiracy, Half Moon Street, Bedford Square, Brunswick Gardens, and Ashworth Hall. She also writes the popular novels featuring Victorian private investigator William Monk - among them, Funeral in Blue, Slaves of Obsession, The Twisted Root, A Breach of Promise, and The Silent Cry. "Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Perry won an Edgar award in 2000 with her short story "Heroes". The main character in the story features in an ambitious five-book series set during the First World War.

Anne Perry lives in Scotland.

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