1912: Locked in an eerily quiet dining room on the Titanic, a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story as the ship begins to sink. It all starts in Whitechapel, London in 1888....
In the small hours of the night in a darkened Whitechapel alley, young Mary Kelly stumbles upon a seriously injured man almost unconscious in the gutter. Two days later, an American gentleman wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is or how he got there.…
Back in 1912, as the Titanic begins its final shuddering descent, the truth behind a series of murders that have hung like a dark fog over London for more than two decades is about to be revealed....
©2012 Alex Scae (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd
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This is one of the most absorbing novels I have heard in a long time. I would rank this very highly.
Any books with stories revolving around London circa 1888 & Jack the Ripper.
Extraordinary way of combining the historical events of 1888 & 1912.
The narration between the two characters on the Titanic especially at the end.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fantasy written around true facts from history, particularly if you are into Jack the Ripper or the Titanic disaster. Just bear in mind this is a fiction novel which enfolds the true facts that are known about both events but is a fascinating listen. Very highly rated 5 stars all round.
I loved this book! The story is gripping (especially towards the end) and I was very keen to listen to it for hours on end!
I do not want to spoil the story for you, so I will be brief. It's a Jack the Ripper tale. Well it's a kind of Jack the Ripper tale - and once you have listened to it you will understand that statement :-)
You will not be disappointed with this book at all - or if you are, just get audible customer services to re-credit you, but something tells me that you wont need too!
I will be seeking more from this author!
"too much gruesome killing"
The premise for all these murders was weak. Lots of unsavoury characters.
The narrator was good except for one of the main characters Mary. Awful Welsh accent and why Welsh? Mary was from a poor working class background living in London.
An excellent story narrated well. Two evemts in History combined very well and certainly makes you re-think your understanding of what you believe to be true.
"Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration"
Interesting plot with twists and turns, I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. The narration was excellent Robert Slade could have read a boring book and made it sound interesting
"Really Good book"
This book takes an extremely well worn subject and treats it in a totally new way. Kept me guessing and all agog to the end. I chose it based solely on the narrator who, in most respects, is fab. There is an exception though, he does the most appalling Welsh accent. I could live with it and still enjoy the story but then I'm not Welsh! Overall the reading and the story were brilliant. Loved it!
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