This book comes out January 10th 2017
This was an enjoyable read, this had everything that I was looking for in a Ripper mystery. The characters were interesting and relatable and I cared about what happened to them. The writing itself was done really well and once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. There are scenes that are full of suspense that had me on the edge of my seat I look forward to more from the author and hope there is more in this Victorian mysteries as I loved Miss Bain and wanted to read more of her adventures.
5 out 5 stars
Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager income by taking illicit “boudoir photographs” of the town’s local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it’s more than mere coincidence.
Teamed with a motley crew of friends–including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress–Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper’s secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she’s revealing, as well as from the Ripper himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good.
Caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer, Sarah races through Whitechapel’s darkest alleys to find the truth…until she makes a shocking discovery that challenges everything she thought she knew about the case. Intelligent and utterly engrossing, Laura Joh Rowland’s Victorian mystery The Ripper’s Shadow will keep readers up late into the night.