First sentence: "Edward Hare sat alone at a corner table, nursing a mug of beer and warding off the blandishments of harlots."
From Amazon.com: "Jennifer Silence reads between the lines. A psycholinguistic analyst,
she studies documents written by murderers, teasing out hidden clues.
But nothing in her life has prepared her for the document that is now in
her hands. A leather-bound diary from a crumbling crypt. The diary of
Jack the Ripper. If it is genuine, it suggests a troubling connection
between Jennifer's family and history's most infamous serial killer. A
connection that may explain her father's suicide ... and her brother's
mental illness. A connection that may implicate her brother in a new
rash of killings, and prove that the Ripper's spirit still prowls dark
streets and alleys, taking lives ... And the next victim may be Jennifer
My take: I read this on recommendation from a co-worker. It was a good story and wove an interesting "what-if" sort of tale. It kept me interested, though toward the end -- when all the excitement was happening -- I thought it was dragging. Nothing personal toward the book, I think I was just anxious for it to be done. This is the first work I've read by Michael Prescott, and it probably won't be the last. I found his writing to be engaging.
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