Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (65)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
Publication date: April 8, 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A paranormal mystery involving London’s most notorious killer

In 1888, following her mother’s sudden death, seventeen-year-old Arabella Sharp goes to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. At her grandmother’s request, Abbie volunteers at Whitechapel Hospital, where she discovers a passion for helping the unfortunate women and children there.

But within days, female patients begin turning up brutally murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Even more horrifying, Abbie starts having strange visions that lead her straight to the Ripper’s next massacres. As her apparent psychic connection with the twisted killer grows stronger, Abbie is drawn into a deadly mystery involving the murders, her mother’s shadowed past, and a secret brotherhood of immortals—who’ll stop at nothing to lure Abbie into its “humanitarian” aims.

I really want to read this one not only because I am fascinated by the Jack the Ripper killings and like the setting/time period but because I know the author. We were were friends years ago in college and even back then Amy had a talent for writing and a love of history.  I read her early work and it was pretty good (for one of our history classes she wrote an Elizabethan murder mystery). I was thrilled to find out she'd written a book and I can't wait to read Ripper next year!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This book looks really good! Great pick.

  2. Love the premise of this and the setting. Definitely want to read it. Great pick!

  3. I love books about Jack the Ripper too! I haven't seen this one so thanks for a great WoW pick, adding to my TBR!

    Here's my WoW this week. Happy Reading!

  4. I agree- the setting sounds great. That's awesome you were friends with the author. Thanks for sharing this one!

  5. i haven't heard of this book before but i like the synopsis of it. thanks for featuring it! great pick :)

    Check out our WoW this week.


  6. Oooh, i hadn't seen this before! I love reading about this era. thanks for sharing!

  7. So cool that you know the author; I also think this looks really good.

  8. That sounds very very neat!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:

  9. This one is new to me! Looks great though! I love this era and tend to be morbidly drawn to books about Jack the Ripper! lol

  10. Ohhh, this sounds great! I haven't read any Jack the Ripper books, yet... But this definitely sounds interesting! How awesome that you know the author!

  11. This one sounds great! I'm going to add this to my TBR list. :)


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