The Scoop: (Goodreads)
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London, it's the start of a new life at a boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.
I didn't know much about this book when I picked it up from the library, but I thought the premise sounded interesting. I also love New Orleans and London, so bring it on!!
|One day, London...one day.|
|...like this little tale right here.|
So, Rory shows up right when a mysterious Jack the Ripper copycat (or is he...) starts to recreate the heinous murders the Ripper became famous for in the late 1800's. Rory has to deal with the typical new-girl-at-a-boarding-school drama: mean girl, new roommate, tough class schedule, new sports and hot boys. This time though, the twist is she is smack dab in the middle of an ongoing murder mystery.
|Spoooooky....He may be completely harmless. Just an old-fashioned Englishman taking a stroll. But to me, he's Ripper all the way! Run!!|
With The Name of the Star, Johnson has had created a well-crafted tale that will keep you turning the pages non-stop!