Book Review: The Sixth Victim


Title: The Sixth Victim
Author: Tessa Harris
Rating:


London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins . . .

The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late.

Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere these days. Constance’s mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a séance. But are such powers real? And could Constance really be possessed of second sight? Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. She implores Constance to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime, which the press is calling “the Whitechapel Mystery,” attributing the murder to the Ripper.

As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She’ll need all the help she can get—because there may be more than one depraved killer out there . . .

My Review

I am still processing this book even after I have finished it. It is set during the time of Jack the Ripper (still can’t believe they haven’t solved that one) killing rampage. It is told from alternate points of view (which the author made it very easy to tell which point of view you were reading). For which I am grateful. There are multiple plot lines and characters to keep track of. It is a very easy enthralling read so that is not an issue.

The reason I gave it four (4) stars is because I really wanted to have more of a who is Jack the Ripper plot line in it. So the star rating was my disappointment. Otherwise I would have given it a full five (5) stars. This is a fault of my own making not the author or publisher.

Constance is a wonderful character that, frankly, deserves more credit for what she is and even though she is the main character she seemed to be shoved to the side by the force of the side characters, but this my just be my opinion and observations. The characters are very well written and you are able to use your own imagination as to what they look like and how they move.

If you like mysteries and this time era then I do recommend this book. Even if you don’t normally read this type of book I think you will enjoy the surprises that are found within this book. Ghosts, murder, secret societies, etc. who couldn’t enjoy this?

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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