“Lilith Albright rattled across the heath on the back of her motorcycle, pushing for speed as though it were possible to outrun the inevitable.”
Wow! It has been so long since a mystery pulled me in like this! Sure I pegged the culprit early on, but the journey was wonderful, and I adore the cast of characters. I cannot wait to see more of them! I simply didn’t want to put this book down, and completely lost track of time while reading – I was so immersed the story.
Set in 1914 London before the war, we follow a mystery surrounding the murders of clairvoyant women -all of which have been drained of their blood. Our main protagonist, Lilith or Lily, has been subjected to visions of future deaths her whole life, the likes of which she has never been able to change. The novel opens revealing that her closest friend is destined to suffer the same fate the next snow.
On her quest to try and change this fate, the story gave me some vibes of the TV show (no idea if the graphic novels are the same) Penny Dreadful – as Lily finds maybe she isn’t so alone with her gift at the mysterious and strange house referred to as The Refuge. I fell in love with the characters we met there immediately, and I think Strangford is joining my list of book boyfriends.
I can’t wait to see more from this author, and I must get a copy of her other published novel ASAP!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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