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The Reaper's Touch (The Ripper Legacies Book 2)

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London 1890, William Harkness is summoned to the scene of a grisly murder. The victim is not a woman of the night, nor a member of the underclass. Nonetheless, Harkness is certain the Ripper has resumed his slaughter. He and his men resume the hunt for the infamous killer but all is not as it seems. William Harkness soon realises that hunters can also be prey...
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published August 14th 2017
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Paul Bennett
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A gripping sequel to say the least.  With the identity of The Ripper still unknown, the author throws out tantalizing hints and creative plot twists, capturing the mood and emotions of everyone involved.  Fast paced action, engaging characters; a tale replete with the sights and sounds of London; it's vibrancy and it's decadence.  I was taken in once again by Mr. Southworth's grasp of the facts and his creative touch on one of the more ghoulish murder sprees London has ever experienced.  Another ...more
David Baird
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For me this has to be one of the most hotly anticipated releases this year. Rob likes to tease us readers and keep us waiting but it’s worth it. Rob’s never given me anything other than a 5* book previously and he’s done it again.

What I’ve always really enjoyed about Rob’s work is that I’ve been there from the first book and I can really see how he’s grown. Don’t get me wrong.. I never found fault with any of his books but this one just seems a step above the last as he continues to rattle out f
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Paula Lofting
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, this is one of the best Ripper-style books to come out this century. Using a very uniquely recognisable style, the author has created a gripping alternative story to the tale of Victorian London's infamous killer. The main protagonist is a fictional character brought in to find the killer/killers and the author weaves the backstory of this character into the embedded tale of a mass serial killer, so cleverly that the reader is immediately hooked.
The first book was excellent but t
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Stephanie
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who has followed any of my reviews knows that I am a fan first and foremost of characters. Don't get me wrong... I love a good story, because, well, that's the point of a book. But story can easily fall second fiddle to a well-written character. A good character can carry any story. Robert Southworth has written a good tale full of characters that I have grown to care about. Even if the book had been a laundry list of a mundane life, I would have kept reading if only to remain close to th ...more
Susie
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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Mary Kelly lies dead upon her bed... Her sorrowful eyes still hold captive, the agony of her fate. Anger, and fear walk side by side as the populace of London demand justice for the slain. Is it a single mad man or is there a bloody political game being played out in the grime filled streets of the old City? The authorities are powerless to stop the bloodletting and call for a new kind of law. William Harkness, former officer of the 66th Regiment of Foot will join the hunt. His task i
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