In 1888, five women are brutally murdered in the East End of London. The killer is never caught. In 1996, four women die in similar circumstances, their corpses mutilated. Again, the murderer escapes justice.
In 2011, Charlie Faultless returns to the East End after 15 years in exile. His mother and girlfriend were victims of the 1996 killings and he has returned to deal with the demons of his past. But his homecoming coincides with more atrocities, and the reappearance of history's most terrifying serial killer: Jack the Ripper.
With old hatreds simmering, Charlie faces violent ordeals at the hands of men fueled by revenge and demons raised from hell. And as the identity of Jack the Ripper is revealed, the truth about Charlie's past also comes to light - and it is equally shocking.
©2011 Thomas Emson (P)2013 Tantor
"This energetic and slightly supernatural rendering of the Jack the Ripper story is requisitely gruesome, darkly funny, and seriously creepy." (Publishers Weekly)
After four hours, I gave up. I'm not sure what the story is here, what the author is going for. There's a lot of scenes of cut throats or intestines pulled from gaping bellies and then piled next to corpses. But also, strangely, there's a ton of exposition on "evil" and what is owed to God/Jesus. Perhaps this is some sub-genre of Christian fiction?
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