Source: received for review
In 1888, following her mother’s sudden death, seventeen-year-old Arabella Sharp goes to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. At her grandmother’s request, Abbie volunteers at Whitechapel Hospital, where she discovers a passion for helping the unfortunate women and children there.
But within days, female patients begin turning up brutally murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Even more horrifying, Abbie starts having strange visions that lead her straight to the Ripper’s next massacres. As her apparent psychic connection with the twisted killer grows stronger, Abbie is drawn into a deadly mystery involving the murders, her mother’s shadowed past, and a secret brotherhood of immortals—who’ll stop at nothing to lure Abbie into its “humanitarian” aims.
This book had my attention from the start. It was gory, full of suspense and scary at times. I started reading this book at night however I had to put it down as I was getting convinced that every noise my house made was Jack the Ripper coming to get me.
This novel was very well researched and contained facts and notes about the actual victims of Jack the Ripper. I found this helped to make the plot of this story more historically accurate.
I was not sure if the tone and language used throughout this novel was appropriate for the time it was meant to be set in. However this was the only thing I found negative with the novel and it could just be down to me being a perfectionist.
I really hoping that there is going to be another book, that follows on from this one. I feel that the author has left it open for a sequel.
This was a interesting novel and I look forward to what the author comes up with next.
A copy of this book was received for review and all opinions are my own through reading it.