Although this historical mystery was written purely as fiction, I liked that a lot of history was included. While Princess Victoria, or Vicky, was never involved with the investigation herself, her character and state of mind were perfect for her path in this story. Prince Eddy was factually a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case and I'm glad that this was included as an impetus for Vicky's involvement. I enjoyed the story from the Ripper's point of view. The author had a clear understanding for the Ripper's purpose, attitude and mental attributes. I actually wish that we could have more insight into this character's mind than a few short chapters! The ending was done brilliantly, the way that the Ripper was handled in the end was very creative while also coinciding with history as well as tying up the end of the story.
The Shadow Princess was received for free in return for an honest review.
Mary Hart Perry lives in Washington DC with her husband and two feline writing partners, Tempest and Miranda. Author of over 40 novels, she's written under her own and a variety of pen names that include Kathryn Johnson, Kathryn Jensen, KM Kimball and Nicole Davidson. She teaches fiction-writing workshops for the renowned Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2008, she founded Write by You, to coach other writers interested in reaching publication. She has been nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christy Award, and won the Heart of Excellence and Bookseller's Best Awards (sponsored by the Romance Writers of America) in 2011.
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