November 1, 2015

The Ripper's Wife by Brandy Purdy

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: October 28, 2014
Number of pages: 368
Genre: Historical Fiction

It begins as a fairytale romance-a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb.

From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James's secrets are infinitely darker-he has a mistress, an arsenic addiction, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband's depravity until she discovers his diary-and in it, a litany of bloody deeds...

What did I think of this book:
I have to start by saying I am a fan of Brandy's book and writing style. She has a way of pulling me into her books and not letting go. You can tell she does a lot of research when writing her books as it shows in the details. The author did a great job of showing us a view of "Jack the Ripper's" wife. I can not imagine what Florie thought when she found her husband's diary and all of his gruesome secrets written within. I do have to tell you that this book is a little more dark than some of Brandy's other books but in my opinion it has to be to tell the story right. Also this story is very graphic and there is some language use in it that some may not approve of so just be aware of that when going to read this story. I do not fault the author for it one bit because as I said I think it was necessary in the telling of the story. I think she did such a great job that if I did not know for sure I would think this is the true story and not a historical fiction book. Full of suspense, thrills and mystery this is a definate page turner. I am looking forward to the next book I read from Brandy Purdy. 

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