Pros: Very deft handling of paranormal elements, gripping suspense
Cons: Some readers might want more detail about the mythology
Rating: 4.75 out of 5
Review book courtesy of Penguin Group
Elena Whitney is the ward of the mysterious and absent Lord Black. She has lost her memories after an accident, but she is determined to make a life for herself as a female doctor, no easy task in Victorian London. Working as a nurse in a hospital in Whitechapel, she is undeterred by the vicious murders of Jack the Ripper that occur nearby. Lord Black, a member of the Shadow Guard, returns to London to eliminate the evil. To his surprise, he finds that his young ward has not married and in fact has become exceedingly attractive. Can Archer eliminate his target, or will he be too distracted by the growing heat between him and Elena? And what will happen when the Ripper turns his sights on Elena?