Top positive review
The perfect conclusion to the series!
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
Audrey Rose and Thomas have been through hell and back... and it isn't over. Now that they are in New York and Audrey is learning to maneuver through the world with her cane, it's time to get serious. There's a killer on the loose that reminds them a bit too much of their first case- Jack the Ripper. But Jack's dead.... isn't he? Racing against the clock with very few clues to go on, can they put an end to this murderer's spree... or will one of them become his latest victim?
There was so much to love in this book! Audrey and Thomas are getting closer to spending their lives together, though it won't be an easy road by any means! We're still dealing with Audrey's grief and guilt, and Thomas' worry that Audrey will change her mind. It's odd seeing him so vulnerable, but it's really good (there was actually a novella that gave us more of an insight into Thomas' mind in the timeline right before this book called Becoming the Dark Prince).
While there were bits where the characters tended to be a bit.... over dramatic, let's say... it did remind me of one of those Gothic novels that would have been popular in this time frame and it stayed in keeping with the other books of the series. The premise here, finding out that Jack had a partner that may have made it to America, was really interesting and I loved watching Audrey work through her feelings about her brother. The characters are charming, and the writing has a great flow to it. This was a fantastic quick read, with the added bonus of some great pictures inserted.
What really interested me, though, was the historical significance of the villian (that's all I am going to say here.... sorry, I do try to keep spoilers to a minimum). I am actually going to be looking for books on this person, as I am really intrigued. For me, this was the perfect way to wrap up the series. Five stars all the way!
On the adult content scale, there's a lot of violence, language, and some sexual content. Nothing too over the top... but I would still say older teens- sixteen and up. Let's give it a five.