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Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
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May 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, 5-star, crime, monster, mystery, 2012
Read from May 30 to June 30, 2012

I won an autographed copy of this book from the publisher through a first-reads giveaway. Now that I've taken care of the legal formalities, let me say that I really liked this book. The mystery was well presented, Carver Young is likable and believable. There's action, mystery and a little humor. The book is organized into fairly short chapters, which makes the reading seem faster, and each chapter does seem complete in itself, so it isn't annoying. There are two big reveals in the book, the first minor one I saw coming a long way off, but the second one I only suspected a page or two before and I was still slightly off in how it happened as it was being described. I'm usually pretty good at spotting the surprise twists in books, so this was a rare treat.

As for target audience, this book is hard to place. Outside of the basic premise of Jack the Ripper and a few descriptions of his crimes, there wasn't any objectionable material in the book. No sex, little profanity (and only mild as I remember), and considering the subject matter, not gory.

This is a great book, and I intend to look up other books by the author.

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