Dark and disturbing, this terrifying crime thriller is set against the tumultuous backdrop of London in 1888, where the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel.
Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine.
The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities.
Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel begins churning with dark violence and serious threat to life. How will the relationship between Abberline and Mary Kelly evolve? Will the killer be identified and punished?
Did you know?
Commissioner of Police Charles Warren never really arrived at the site of the fifth victim because he had resigned shortly before her murder. Strangely, before his resignation, he ordered that no police officer was to enter the scene until he arrived (which is strange because all of the past victims had been killed on the street) and as a result, no officer or investigator entered the building for three hours because they were unaware of his resignation. Read More