Title: The Immortal Prudence Blackwood
Author: Stephanie Grey
Synopsis: “Justice watches from the shadows in this unique and suspenseful twist on a serial killer manhunt…
“Throughout history, the world has witnessed cruel, gruesome, and twisted murders at the hands of the most notorious serial killers. For those who were never caught – Jack the Ripper, the Atlanta Ripper, and the Cleveland Torso Murderer – their crimes will live on in infamy as their identities are forever chased, but never revealed.
“It’s 1947 in Washington, D.C. and a dangerous murderer has boldly discarded two headless bodies nearby the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. With no leads, Detective Clive O’Reilly is feeling desperate. When a stranger convinces O’Reilly to join him at a local pub, he is treated to a wild tale about Prudence Blackwood, an immortal who seeks vengeance for those murdered by history’s most notorious serial killers.
“Initially in disbelief over her existence, O’Reilly is surprised to discover that she’s very real and she’ll be assisting in the investigation.
“But Prudence has unorthodox methods. With the body count rising, O’Reilly will have to find a way to work with her to stop the most brutal killer in D.C.’s history before more victims are added to the list.”
Review: I found the premise of The Immortal Prudence Blackwood interesting, and the story did keep my attention. However, I only rated this book 3/5 stars because I found the writing sadly lacking in detail. The character of Prudence was not fully brought to life for me. I found myself wanting more detail about her, and why she is actually immortal. The book was fairly short, at only 208 pages, so there was definitely space to add in these details that would have fully fleshed out the story for me and added the depth that I felt was lacking.
**I was provided this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Publisher: BHC Press
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