This sequel picks up shortly after where THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER ends. Juliet has returned to London and is trying to rebuild a life for herself, but her illness is taking a toll. Her father’s serum is losing effectiveness, and she has yet to find a better cure. As people close to her begin falling prey to a murderer, Juliet worries that some of her past–things she hoped to forever leave on the island–have followed her to London.
As in book one, this sequel takes inspirations from a classic; this time, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
. Shepherd’s prose is as fluid as ever, and London comes to life on the page. She’s also perfected the art of the cliffhanger chapter ending–I literally could not put this book down. Equal parts mystery, horror, and romance, this sequel is as good, if not better than the first. To say I am anxiously awaiting the final installment in Shepherd’s trilogy is an understatement.
NOTE: This review is based on an ARC.
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