Anna Kronberg lives in Victorian London’s worst rookery, offering medical treatment to prostitutes, vagrants, and criminals. To her, plugging holes and mopping up blood is normal. Stitching the slashed face of a young prostitute is not. Witnesses refuse to talk. The police can’t be bothered with yet another injured whore. But whispers are spreading about a man who pays well for a few harmless knife marks.
No one dares reveal the man’s identity. Only Garret O’Hare - a thief Anna barely knows - reluctantly agrees to help her investigate the assault.
But when the injured girl disappears, a veil of silence descends upon the slum. And Anna learns that she is no longer the hunter, but the hunted.
Warning: medical procedures, poverty, and prostitution are depicted without apology.
Too many story lines unfinished!
I enjoyed the book, but it never answered the Anna/Garrett storyline. Where did she come from? How did she get to the slums and why? Am I missing a previous novel?
The Lion’s Courtship
I was pleasantly surprised to find such a well-crafted story for free. Solid characters, believable dialogue, concentrated plots and the authorship, all make for a lovely voice in my head.
what was with that rushed ending? Was there a sudden word limit? The story was moving along quite satisfactorily and then BAM. Brick wall. No nice tie up of the characters and plot; no enticement to want to read more of the author’s work. Just a very bad ending.
The Lions Courtship
Loved this book, it’s main characters, the description of the awful times. I am so thankful I didn’t live then. Read in one sitting.