Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
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“I felt hot breath on my neck, and, horrified, I knew that he stood behind me . . .”

It’s 1888, and after her mother’s sudden death, Abbie is sent to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. When she begins volunteering at Whitechapel Hospital, Abbie finds she has a passion for helping the abused and sickly women there.

But within days, patients begin turning up murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper. As more women are murdered, Abbie realizes that she and the Ripper share a strange connection: she has visions showing the Ripper luring his future victims to their deaths—moments before he turns his knife upon them. Her desperation to stop the massacres leads Abbie on a perilous hunt for the killer. And her search leads to a mysterious brotherhood whose link to the Ripper threatens not just London but all of mankind.

“Well written . . . Reeves cleverly uses one of the most heinous figures from history to tell a gothic tale with a paranormal twist.”—VOYA


About Amy Carol Reeves

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Amy Carol Reeves has a PhD in 19 th century British Literature and a masterrsquo;s degree in British Literature from the University of South Carolina. She became entranced by the idea for Ripper , her debut novel, after meeting Donald Rumbelow, a world-recognized expert on Jack the Ripper. Reeves is currently an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, and lives with her husband and two children in Columbia, S.C. For more information, visit her online at:
Published April 1, 2012 by Flux. 360 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Grandmother's attempt to teach Abbie responsibility by making her work at the charity hospital backfires when the girl becomes increasingly interested in the welfare of its prostitute patients.

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