Audrey Rose Wadsworth is fascinated by death. Her uncle runs a class on forensic medicine that he allows her to attend in disguise. It is the 1830s after all, and a woman interested in anything other than manners and propriety would be unheard of. But when someone begins brutally murdering women, Audrey Rose can’t help but to get involved.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The beginning was slightly gross with all the autopsy descriptions and then it moved into this weird love story over the corpses of Jack the Ripper’s victims … It was weird but I liked it. The focus of the book was Audrey Rose and her love of the sciences and one Thomas Cresswell.
I kinda wish there would have been more of a focus on Jack the Ripper though. I was hoping it would go more into what he did but he is still a mystery to the world. This book made me want to look into a true crime book about him though.
All in all, I liked the storyline, I liked the characters, but what earned it a 5 star rating was the end! On my goodness the ending …. I totally did not see it coming. It made the book so much better in my opinion.
I’m really looking for the next book in the series to come out.
Goodreads Challenge: (5/105)
Pop Sugar 2017 Challenge: A book about an interesting woman.
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