2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
New Flesh on Old Bones,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Mayhem (Hardcover)
In this intriguing novel, Sarah Pinborough takes us into the seedy and mysterious underworld of Victorian London. Drawing on factual accounts of a series of murders that were overshadowed by the Ripper murders, we are taken from a surprisingly different angle into the back streets and the gin palaces and the opium dens. Real people of the time are given a new lease of life here, and often come to untimely deaths. Similarly, we are given a version of factual events that could only come from the imagination of an excellent storyteller. Switching back and forth between genres of crime, supernatural and historical fiction, we are taken on a dark journey as twisted, fearsome and surprising as any midnight walk in the back-streets of Victorian Whitechapel. A chilling, moody novel that lives up to its title.