It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before. For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes... show more
It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before. For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be. But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone. Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Hachette Digital
Pages no: 593
Edition language: English
Series: The Diviners (#1)
3,5 stars! This book is called The Diviners, but weirdly enought, although you do know who they are, they don't really do anything and they never get together! They keep being the separated entities they were before the start of the book. I feel like this was just an introductory chapter to the re...
Brilliant roaring 20s supernatural thriller - and actually, legit-horror scary to boot. The period slang comes off a bit strong at the start, but is well researched and consistent enough to be enjoyable once you get past the first shock of it. Great read.
New York mitten in den 20er-Jahren. Evie O’Neill hat es geschafft und wird wegen eines unangenehmen Vorfalls aus der tristen Kleinstadt in Ohio von ihren Eltern zum Onkel ins schillernde New York verbannt. Hier stürzt sich die Jugendliche ins aufregende Nachtleben bis grausame Ritualmorde die Stadt ...
(Book one of four)Evie O’Neill is sent from her boring rural town after pushing the limits of her 1920s lifestyle too far. She’s sent to her uncle in Manhattan, a 1926 Manhattan alive with parties and socialising and handsome men, a place full of possibilities, where anything can happen…including a ...
(Not an actual review, just some of the thoughts I had.) I liked the plot and that's just about it. The mystery was good I guess. With the characters trying to figure out who the murderer is and stuff. What bummed me out was there was very little mention of the Diviners and the powers. It was th...