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message 1: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
I have attached the synopsis below the questions, but feel free to give your opinion if you have read it, or why you would not.

Below will be a set of questions to help you along with what to talk about the book. Please feel free to complete the questionnaire, or just post what you did or did not like about the book.


Discussion questions you might want to answer... if not just post up your review!

1. What did you like best about this book?

2. What did you like least about this book?

3. What other books did this remind you of?

4. Which characters in the book did you like best?

5. Which characters did you like least?

6. If you were making a movie of this book, who would you cast?

7. Share a favorite quote from the book. Why did this quote stand out? I will post a link to quotes already on Goodreads if you want to pick one. Just copy and paste it in the comments. if not find the quote in the book and type it out here.

8. What other books by this author have you read? How did they compare to this book?

Synopsis:

Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.


message 2: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
OK, this really isn't my genre of book as its more horror and teen/YA, than PNR/UF though I see it classified as ghosts too. So mostly two genres I tend to avoid YA/horror, but... my library had it digitally available and it gets great reviews so I'll try to fit it in.

What about you Norma?


message 3: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
Amyiw wrote: "OK, this really isn't my genre of book as its more horror and teen/YA, than PNR/UF though I see it classified as ghosts too. So mostly two genres I tend to avoid YA/horror, but... my library had it..."

I picked it! LOL! I love the idea of Victorian Era horror/PNR/Mystery/Murder and I love anything Jack the Ripper, so this is right up my alley.

I recently started it and I do like the idea of a female forensic pathologist, especially given the times! I can't wait to see how this plays out. I think I know who Jack the Ripper really is already, but I want to see if I am right and if I am I do not want to spoil it.


message 4: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Jul 11, 2018 04:32PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
For some reason this wouldn't load on my Kindle. I got it borrowed from library and asked it to send to my Voyage. But it wasn't there after synch. I ended up having to manually download it. Sending it a second time didn't work. I had to go to the Kindle and search for the title find it and pick it. Voilà there it was. I never have had that issue before. I tell it to send the library book to my Voyage or Paperwhite and turn off airplane mode and the book downloads automatically. Hmm... I hope this isn't indicative of issues to come with library borrows.

I guess my comment should be, "I got my copy ready to go".


message 5: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
So far I like it, but I am on chapter 3... LOL!


message 6: by T.L. (new) - added it

T.L. Christianson (tlchristianson) | 19 comments Oooo... It looks intriquing, sounds like a great read.


message 7: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
I like it so far. It sounds good, James Patterson approves and endorses, so it must be decent. LOL! Hop in with us T.L. and read with us!


message 8: by T.L. (last edited Jul 13, 2018 03:49PM) (new) - added it

T.L. Christianson (tlchristianson) | 19 comments Definately Norma, I'll pick it up this weekend! I'm almost done with Demonica. I'm a little weary of reading historical fiction because I'm a historian (and author) and I wrote my thesis on women scientists...lol... I'm guessing it'll be good! I've just been a super slow reader lately because my own paranormal romance was released on July 3rd ;)


message 9: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
I have not picked up the book over my cruise due to being too busy, but I plan on getting into it. T.L., I cannot wait to see what you think, since you are a historian and women scientist specialist!!! I love historic fiction, especially the Victorian period because of the amazing history there! I am not that historic about certain things, unless it is WWII or murders, so your review would be great to read since you seem to know more about it than I would. Let me know as soon as you review it!


message 10: by T.L. (new) - added it

T.L. Christianson (tlchristianson) | 19 comments Nice! Absolutely! I love historical fiction and this one looks super good! I haven't been able to start it yet, but it looks like it'll be a great read!


message 11: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Jul 30, 2018 07:40PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
OK, so definitely not for me. I ended up reading the first 25% and realizing that (view spoiler)And I wasn't wrong. Even with trying to point in another direction. I ended up skimming the middle as I just couldn't take it anymore and reading the last 25%, so 50% read and skimmed the 50% in the middle. I usually don't do this thing but I hate DNF and I had my thoughts on the killer.

The YA adult, bumbling and putting herself even on the street, put me off to the heroine. The forensic part would be interesting but I cannot take so much description of surgery and then discussion. I love Bones on TV but there is so much more going on. This had a little young romance and mystery that for me dragged, hence the skim. I wouldn't give this to my 12 year old to read though I could see a 15 or 16 year old liking it, too much gore. Anyone that likes mystery and YA, and doesn't mind gore, will think it is great. Still I thought she bumbled (view spoiler) so not the best investigation.

Disclaimer, these are not my genres of choice, YA I try to avoid, mystery without paranormal, just out of genre and haven't read much; horror- well I didn't see much "horror" in it only gore; gore, well one of my favorite series, White Trash Zombie, has plenty but I love the characters and storyline. So, I think over all for a YA mystery, it was probably pretty good. Not my thing though.


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