The Madness Underneath
After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper... show more
After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades—the city’s secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late. In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated THE NAME OF THE STAR, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
Series: Shades of London (#2)
For a series about Jack the Ripper this was boring. I didn't enjoy much of anything from this Maureen Johnson book (I usually do enjoy her). But the plot was lacking and things felt a bit out of place. Easily just a set up for book three. Rory is getting over the trauma she faced with Jack the Ri...
So much sadness even though I loved it! And it looks like there will be a vol 3 with the cliff-hanger ending. originally read 12/10/12re-read 11/10/14
2.5 starstl;dr this is how i felt reading this book: [[MORE]]Description Rory is in therapy over in Bristol with her parents after the Ripper incident. She hasn't heard anything from her other ghost-seeing friends, though she has talked to her Wexford friends a bit. But Rory is unhappy having to li...
This book was OK....but I don't think I'll be reading the next one to follow. I've given it a 3/5 because it was simply OK. It wasn't horrendous, but I did not enjoy reading it as much as the first instalment. *SPOILER ALERT* I feel as though it has fallen from an interestingly based criminal ser...
Can I be honest? I feel... a bit manipulated. I am going through a horrible reading slump right now, so I know that I am a lot less tolerant than I would have been prior to this dry spell. So my review of this book might be a bit harsher. I feel that despite my rather harsh criticism, I am being fai...