Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances ... and the murders.
With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man ... or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?
Bonus content: Never-before-seen Epilogue!
"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"--New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
"...beguiling gothic tale..."--Sandy Huseby, Bookpage
"...captivatingly stunning...darkly torrid..."--aromancereview.com
"This sensual gothic will keep you up all night as you rush to finish it. Outstanding!"--Rendezvous
"...a gripping gothic that combines the tension of the Jack the Ripper stories with the dark aura of Jekyll and Hyde and the chill of a classic horror film. There's icy fear and smoldering passion, twists and turns and red herrings thrown in here and there to keep you up all night."--RT BookReviews
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Different from the usual novel written about this era,. I enjoyed reading it and how the characters were evolving through out the book. ‘’’’’’’’Well written and interesting from the standpoint of how sanitation was tied to the germ theory of infection.and disease.
I was pleasantly surprised that a free book could be this awesome. Very well written and a compelling story. Loved it!
At least it was free...
The writing is overly repetitive. It's a quick read yet the main character, Darcie, is constantly talking in circles as if the reader forgot what happened in the previous pages. There is too much emphasis on descriptions which becomes boring after a while. Some of the character interactions are unbelievably silly, trying to imagine real people acting in such a way distracted from the story itself. Honestly I was entertained enough to finish the book however I am glad I did not pay for it.