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!