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Publisher's Summary

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. In desperation, even Scotland Yard has turned to them to help apprehend the Ripper. Her 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? She longs for the wise counsel of her mentor and champion of the poor, Emily Tindall, but the kind missionary has gone missing.

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.

©2017 Tessa Harris (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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who let this slip by?

To put it plainly - this is awful. I could not get past the start of the 2nd chapter. the narration is awful- the worst accents -and the second voice is ridiculous. The accent changes as she reads! The story has historical flaws that make it so hard to read - not referring to the ripper- we GET she is not an expert - but what the characters say is all wrong. the culture is wrong. it may get better - but it almost burned my ears - i could not get past the beginning this is just sad, production where are you?

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How can a great idea turn into a tedious book

It's a good book; until it isn't. At first, switching between the two characters is confusing because, although voiced by two different artists, they sounded too similar to each other to recognize that someone else was now speaking. One narrator would have been fine.


It's told from two different points of view going through different times in their lives. Unfortunately, the times vary wildly between the two until you just wish there was one timeline rather then one person telling you what's going to happen while waiting several back and forth perspective switches to actually happen.


I really liked the book at first, then I thought "Ok. I'll give it a little more time." THEN I thought "When will it end?! Haven't the characters and listeners suffered enough?"

It might not sound like it, but I do enjoy Tessa Harris' other work and the description on this new series sounded fantastic so I bought it. I rarely return a book in audible this will be the third book I've sent back in literally years. I feel like I wasted my money and my time.

I wholeheartedly suggest that you skip this one. It's one of the most aggravating stories I've ever heard. Too many plot lines. Too many characters. HUGE plot points left unresolved and not in a cliffhanger way, which I hate. No. It was just over.

My review is all over the place, just like this book.

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a girl and a ghost do detection

I'm at chapter 30 of over 100 chapters. it goes back and forth between 2 characters, one of whom seems to be invisible and spends her time watching and describing gruesome murders. The constant switching and the fact that one is slowly revealed to be a ghost have ruined it for me. I don’t care any more what happened to Geraldine. I'm giving up, glad I didn't waste a credit. the historical stuff is interesting and Harris is great with language but the constant switching and having to figure out why Emily keeps watching murders and doing nothing about them makes the book a waste of time.

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Historically accurate Fiction

highly recommend
a mystery set around Jack the Ripper, fictional not a new take on facts. Well researched Historical view of the everyday lives at the time with just a pinch of the paranormal. The history of other events and crimes at this time was fresh knowledge.

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An interesting twist on the Ripper

The first person reading/narration takes a bit of getting used to but it comes together nicely in the end!
Tess Harris is a strong enough writer to pull off that and twist a plot.

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Unsatisfying Conclusion

That was a long way to go for a negligible payoff. Good narration, but not a great story.

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Good and yet!

The story here is well done but the recording of it with characters having different voices and changing frequently, it takes quite a way into the listening to figure out who is talking. Cockney accents aren’t familiar to me and the main character having 2 voices is quite confusing. Reading it would have been so much better. I’m not really into “Jack the Ripper” and gory details either.

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Some twisty surprises

The reader did an excellent job not only with the voices, but with the dramatic intonations without being overdone. Characters are well created . The author weaves an entertaining and entrancing story from the viewpoint of various dickensian-type characters.
Moving around the period with an interesting blend of fiction and facts, Ms. Harris keeps you listening to the satisfying denouement.

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I get the neg comments, but give this book a chance

This book had me confused at first. I was lost because it seemed to be all over the place and missing a storyline. That was because there was too much of the Jack the Ripper stuff involved. It is because of the poorly developed plot set up that I gave it 4 stars. You have to muddle through the set up, but once you do, you’ll start to enjoy the story. I thought the idea of using the Jack the Ripper events as a way to play and write a fictional tale was cool. I am sure the author was pulling her hair out meshing her story in with a real event.

Anyway… I liked it.

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Interesting idea but narration is off-putting

Both narrators use an overwrought exaggerated way of speaking (no matter which character) that made this book difficult to like.

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  • Bellscats
  • 01-31-22

Poor reading marrs a decent storyline

An unusual & worthwhile story spoilt by poor performance.
Neither narrator seems fluent in their part, they sound too much like people reading out loud from a book they don't much like. And why use a narrator who can't do a Welsh accent to read a part that needs one?
Added to this there are lots of mispronunciations, which I find really irritating. This book has numerous examples of why narrators really should look up words they aren't familiar with.
The storyline was enough to keep me listening & the characters were well-formed so I might well read (or with different narrators listen to) another book by this author. I'd like to have given it a better score but I simply couldn't because of the ghastly presentation.

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  • 11-26-21

Definitely not your normal Jack story

I loved it, but doubt the people in Victorian London said "cops" or "journal" really

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  • Rubee
  • 06-20-22

Couldn't finish it due to poor narration

The first narrator had some odd phrasing, as if she was reading without understanding. The second narrator was stilted and spoke oddly from the start. Not sure why this isn't picked up by the producer?

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  • MACK BLACK
  • 04-14-22

Unexpected, surprising and enjoyable.

This story started very slowly . Fortunately it took a large leap and speeded up becoming very interesting and surprising so I didn't want to stop listening to it.
I enjoyed this story very much and I thought the narration was very good too.
This is a diffinitely a different take on Jack the Ripper.
worth a listening to = enjoy, I know I did.

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  • Johnny B Good
  • 04-11-22

An imaginative and of the Ripper murders

I enjoyed it and it kept my attention to the end. A ripping yarn with an all women cast.

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  • xBethyboox
  • 02-13-22

Good story

It’s a good story and the narrator who does the voice of Constance is great but the one who does Emily is a bit over the top but still quite good, it’s a great story of what it must have been like at the time the ripper was running rampant around Whitechapel, nice for the story to not be just fully based around the victims for once like you’d expect. I really enjoyed it!

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  • Kat
  • 02-02-22

Gripping Ripper mystery

Jack the ripper with a different slant, gripping, intriguing with an insight to class differnces

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  • Michelle :)
  • 12-06-21

Intriguing tale well told

Excellent and Clever twist to an old tale. A mix of Supernatual and Suspense set in an atmospheric historical period, with realistic and interesting characters. Well worth the listen, you won't to stop until the end.