It is the time of Jack the Ripper, the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him.
In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Inter departmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles. (c) goodreads
Thanks to NetGalley and Chris Karlsen for sending me a copy of this book!
Browsing through NetGalley, this book really caught my eye. I mean, the cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I also have a weak spot for historical fiction. I wasn’t disappointed.
I felt that the characters were developped very well, and as the POV’s switched, it was interesting to see how one character viewed the other. There weren’t any dull characters, and I cared enough about them to sympathize and want to know what happened to them.
The overall story arc was engaging, and there were a lot of twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. Karlsen weaves together an intricate woven story, complete with a melodic writing style.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who is a fan of historical fiction or murder mystery.