April, 1890: London wakes to the shocking news of a mass prison escape. The Scotland Yard Murder Squad now face a desperate race against time: If they don't re-capture the four convicted murderers before night settles, they'll vanish into the dark alleys of the London's criminal underworld forever. And in the midst of this mayhem and fear, the city's worst nightmare is realised: Jack the Ripper haunts the streets of London once more.
©2014 Alex Grecian (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
"Will keep you riveted from page one" (Jeffrey Deaver)
"Throw in deranged prostitutes, poisonings and throat slittings galore, amidst lashings of London fog. Gory, lurid and tons of guilty fun" (Guardian)
It started out so well, I loved the books leading up to this one, and initially I was not disappointed..... but the further I got the less I liked. It is all so gory, which I can deal with but Jack simply takes over from the general well loved characters and left me cold.
I think the concept was very good, if only the author had not become obsessed with Jack, much lost when the true people we came here for are overshadowed
This was good - no fault. Good clear diction, lots of feeling, emotive and easy to follow
I know it has a follow up book and it most certainly will not be in my wish list
I was so excited to start this book.but its telling that I didnt finish reading it -
Yes. I have always enjoyed the era of the late 19th. century and Alex Grecian brings it to life with some great characters and a free flowing exciting storyline. For some it may seem a little gory but set in the time of Jack the Ripper the blood lust does not feel excessive. Indeed it transports the listener into the London of that time.
How the different characters interacted and were all brought through the story together.
Nigel Carrington is one of the better readers and he managed to portray so many different characters well enough to enable the listener to know exactly who is who and to follow the story very easily.
I intend to purchase the Walter Day stories in the future as they become available.
I listened to this after listening to 'the Yard' by the same author. It follows many of the same characters. The story is quite entertaining, if a little predictable, but I have to say that some of the characters became a bit grating, after a while.
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