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The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book 2 | [Maureen Johnson]

The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book 2

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London.
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After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends.

But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

©2013 Maureen Johnson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Melissa 07-11-13
    Melissa 07-11-13
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    Would you listen to The Madness Underneath again? Why?

    I am sure I would listen to it again before the third book comes out. I usually do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well...... I know that is not very helpful but that is all I can say.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    I really do enjoy Nicola. I hear samples of some books and I know there is no way I will be able to listen to that person four hours.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The first book I really wanted to know what was going to happen. This one did not draw me in in that way. It didn't develop as fast and there wasn't really anything solved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Jennings 05-23-13
    L. Jennings 05-23-13

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    "great sequel but feels like half the book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Madness Underneath the most enjoyable?

    book was realistic about after effects of attack and near death experience that ended previous book


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    mostly an entertaining story. I would have to include spoilers to discuss what was least interesting. Let's just say I'm a romantic and author threw in an unresolved plot twist that went in a direction I didn't like.


    Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

    Rory, the narrator. She gets all the best lines.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just entertaining


    Any additional comments?

    I don't mind cliffhangers on TV shows, and I don't mind loose ends that leave generous room for the next sequel, but this book ended with almost every plot aspect unresolved. And I mean all of them! I got the feeling that either the author missed her deadline and just turned in what she had or the editor cut the book in two to make more money. Or maybe that's just normal with this kind of series. Now I have to wait 6 to 12 months to find out what happens next.

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