Audrey Rose isn’t normal for her time. She’s interested in science and she can see and work with corpses without feeling sick, she’s learning science in her uncle’s laboratory. He’s her teacher.
One night, she meets another of her uncle’s students, Thomas Cresswell, an attractive but conceited boy, intelligent and kind of dark. There’s something in him that attracts but repels, at the same time, Audrey Rose. He seems to be very interested in her.
While they learn and practice in the laboratory, someone begins to kill women at East End. The killer is bloody and knows how to go unnoticed.
Thomas and Audrey begin to investigate. They want to stop this clever killer, but as they discover some facts, they realize that the killer could be someone close to Audrey Rose, however there’s not only one suspect.
I think this is an exciting and well documented book. Its characters are interesting. Audrey Rose is, beautiful and brave, as her mom used to say, self-confident and intelligent. She made mistakes, as everyone else, but most of the time she acted in an intelligent way. Thomas could be obnoxious because he thought he was great, but he had his charm. Also, he was noble. In my opinion, they made a very good team.
I liked that the story caught my attention all the time and made me try to discover who was Jack the Ripper. There were some moments when I suspected of the guy who ends being Jack and it wasn’t a surprise when Audrey discovered Jack’s identity, but his motive was an unpleasant surprise.
And I confess that I didn’t understand why Audrey Rose thought that Blackburn was a terrible person. She was very hostile to him.
In general, I think this novel is very recommendable and I had a great time while I was reading it.
I already have the part two of the series. I’ll read and review it.