Book Review: City of Darkness: City of Mystery Book 1

By Kim Wright

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Finish Time: 6 nights.  Really enjoyed this book.  I feel like I have yet to say that with all my book reviews.  But I found a winner – yay!  I actually tend to shy away from series – I have no idea why – they just never look appealing to me.  And on my quest to not pay for books I read – I don’t want to get hooked and then have to actually pay for a book!  But I have a plan for this one!  I actually found the series when I downloaded Book 2 for free.  AND realized since it was the end of April – my May free download will be Book 3.  Pretty smart, huh?

So it’s a historical fiction/mystery.  Takes place in London in the late 1800’s during the time of Jack the Ripper.  I’m not sure why I find stories of serial killers so interesting (also love a good Law & Order SVU episode), as Devil in the White City is another one of my favorites.  I think when a storyline and characters (albeit fictional ones) are added in – you just feel the intensity and the build-up.

The characters were very well developed and the story-line jumps between the characters, but is easy to follow.  The book leads you in one direction but ends very surprising.  I will have to admit my lack of knowledge of history, so for you scholars out there, you may have seen it coming, I, however did not!  I was on the edge of my seat each night and couldn’t wait to find out what happened.

Spoiler alert:  well maybe, this apparently is not a surprise to history buffs, Jack the Ripper was never caught, so the ending is not tied up in a neat little bow as I do like many of my stories to be.  But it was a very enjoyable read.  I look forward to reading her next 2 – so stay tuned!

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