Meet Audrey Rose Wadsworth, a 17-year-old who was born a lord’s daughter, has a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But she isn’t your ordinary 1880 teenage girl. Against her father’s wishes and society’s expectations, she slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine.
When a string of mutilated corpses turns up, Audrey is dragged into the investigation of her serial murderer. But her search for answers brings her closer to her own sheltered world.
If you haven’t heard of this novel, where the hell have you been? It’s hard to miss this book, since there was (and still is) a huge hype surrounding the book. Most of the time, I try to avoid hyped book, because they tend to disappoint me. Nevertheless, this one sounded interesting enough for me to pick it up.
Be aware that this book contains a few pictures that could be seen as ‘disturbing’ or ‘scary’, so please be aware of that when picking up this book.
I had no idea what to expect when starting this book. And I have to say, it pleasantly surprised me! You’ll fly through this book, and thanks to the writing style, it actually feels like you’re in the 1900 century, which was the best! Most of the time, books that take place in the 1900 century, don’t change their writing style to the ‘correct’ time, but this one did! It was one of the biggest things I loved about this book.
The ‘romance’ was something that brought the book down for me. It felt staged and fake, and the book would have been better without. It felt like the author wanted to create the best OTP ever, but it just didn’t work out. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book and am highly anticipated for the sequel!
I gave this book 4,5 out of 5 stars.