I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tor Books in exchange for a review.
This is the third book in the Gideon Smith series and I'm finding them getting better and better. Despite the gorgeous cover, I'll confess I thought another ripper story?
However I should have known that Barnett would put a fantastic twist on the legend. Character development is very much at the for front of this novel.
In fact Gideon doesn't show up into 40 plus pages in the novel. Gideon finds himself taking a case involving a missing girl and a hypnotist which leaves him wandering the dark streets of London with no memory of who he is. It's up to Gideon's love Maria and Inspector Lestrade to track him down along with unraveling the mystery of the Ripper killings.
This was a great read with some exciting action scenes and sweet romance. The story still has some great steampunk touches and romance. It's interesting seeing what changes David picks in this alternate history novel. I especially found his take on Watson & Holmes interesting.
A really great read in a very solid series.