A modern-day thriller about Rory, an American high-school student who enrolls at a London boarding school for her senior year. Soon after her arrival, a series of murders begins to take place across the city - on the exact dates and in the exact style of Jack the Ripper. Rory's ties to the... read more
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events more than a century ago.
Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.
“The name of the star is what you fear.”~Jack the Ripper
“Fear can’t hurt you,” she said. “When it washes over you, give it no power. It’s a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you.”Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
And if we get caught, I will claim I made you go. At gunpoint. I am American. People will assume I’m armed.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
I decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long, Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southerner, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
Maybe that’s what bravery is. You forget you’re in trouble when you see someone else in danger. Or maybe there is a limit to how afraid you can get, and I’d hit it.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
Sometimes you have to see the bathroom to know the hard reality of things.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
“I’m Amy Pond,” she said. “From Doctor Who. This is her kissogram outfit.”Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
Men would be angels, angels would be gods. —Alexander Pope, “Essay on Man”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
“Audaces fortuna iuvat.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “Fortune favors the brave,”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Life seemed downright accidental in its brevity, and death a punch line to a lousy joke.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
England and Britain and the United Kingdom are not the same thing. England is the country. Britain is the island containing England, Scotland, and Wales. The United Kingdom is the formal designation of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as a political entity. If you mess this up, you will be corrected. Repeatedly. The English will play hockey in any weather. Thunder, lightning, plague of locusts . . . nothing can stop the hockey. Do not fight the hockey, for the hockey will win.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Followed by The Madness Underneath.
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