Is Jack back? More cunning, more illusive, and ready to play new games ...A savage murder on London's streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim.
A crime with all the hallmarks of a copycat killer. Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case.
Now she must outwit a brilliant psychopath whose infamous role model has never been found.
When the murderer claims another victim, Lacey agrees to be the bait to lure out the monster.
But this killer is already one step ahead, and fixated on Lacey...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780552159814
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Review by bibliobeck
Well, I am so glad that this was available on Kindle as it fulfilled my need to carry the book around with me everywhere until I finished it. It's a clever plot full of twists and turns as a modern day Ripper contacts a journalist with a 'Dear Boss' letter following the gruesome murder of a woman in broad daylight. Rising cop Lacey is on the scene and soon seems to become the focus of the murderer, but don't worry as you'll soon guess who's doing it - you won't be right, but you'll guess. And then you'll guess again and again as the plot becomes more slippery than a jellied eel! It was such a clever idea and it all came together really well at the end. I also really enjoyed the author's run through at the end of the various ideas about the identity of Jack the Ripper. Read it - you'll never look at the Ripper murders the same way again.
Review by TracyCampbell
Great book! This one kept me up at night and literally had me guessing until the last few pages! Could not put it down. I am very anxious to read more of Bolton's books and more about the main character Lacey.
Review by runner56
Procedural boring crime novel and using our Victorian Jack, to enhance a theme,is a bit of a rip off! It's always a bad thing when I struggle to finish a book and I will certainly not be reading anymore by S J Bolton. I cannot say that any of the characters appealed to me, they were shallow in the extreme and it was a pity that DC Lacey Flint (not her real name!) did not meet the same fate as the unfortunate individual who was held responsible for those dastardly crimes..........
Review by wyvernfriend
Jack the Ripper copycat murders in modern London, a cop with secrets and many twists and turns. I enjoyed this read and liked the characters.