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What an explosive debut this turned out to be. First and foremost, I loved the cover of the book. It’s been a while that book’s cover actually made me go ‘eew’. The tension begins right from the first page and doesn’t let steam till the end. Well, even at the end I should say:-) coz I didn’t want to stop
and wanted to go on reading to know what happens next?
The story alternates between Seattle in 1888 and Dublin in 1916. There’s a ghostly murderer terrorizing the people a la Jack the Ripper , and each and every character introduced adds to the creepy and menacing feeling in the book. The historical era of the book comes alive in a very rich and fascinating fashion and it is evident the author has taken the time to research the times in detail. He has used actual figures of history in the story and woven it finely providing end notes for the reader to devour. Awesome debut Josef Alton and waiting for the sequel with bated breath!