I was Jack the Ripper by Michael Bray

April 9, 2018 - 7:55 pm No Comments

I was Jack the Ripper by Michael Bray
Published 30th October 2017
371 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

One of the biggest unsolved crimes were the brutal murders of 5 prostitutes in Whitechapel London. Even today there is still speculation to that one unanswered question Who was Jack the Ripper?
When the author Charles Hapgood was planning his next bestseller, he didn’t expect a mystery visitor. In steps Edward Miller, with a horrific story to tell.
The story is written from the 3rd POV, when Miller and Hapgood were in the study discussing the crimes, when it came to Miller telling his story, it changed to 1st POV. This made the story flow and drew you into the tale. Each murder was told in detail, with Miller always having his reasons behind them. What I enjoyed most was the story after the killings had stopped, and it could be a valid reason why Jack the Ripper was not caught. Whilst I had my suspicions of Miller I still did not see the ending, but I thought it ended the story perfectly.
Writing about a prominent figure is a brave thing to do as people have their own ideas what this person was like, but this author pulled it off. Whilst I was reading this book, I had to keep reminding myself that it was a work of fiction as it seemed so real. The scenes were so vivid that you felt that you were walking in Jack’s steps.
If you have a fascination with Jack the Ripper or just want to read a good tale than pick this book up. This had rekindled my fascination interest in Jack

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