What a powerful, thought-provoking thriller this is, unlike any other book I have ever read. A book that can be read on many levels from a novel of serial killings in 19th Century Edinburgh, to a book of morals and philosophies. Intriguing tale from start to finish with a prologue that is guaranteed to suck you deeply into the story.
My first book by this author. A very good story of an orphan girl who's active imagination takes her into a very scary place during the 1860's England era. Characters are all well done. Lots of twists and turns to fiqure out.
A chilling story of evil and the power of the imagination set in Edinburgh of the 1800's. Spooky!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
"Evelyn is a clever orphan at the Fountainbridge Institute for Destitute Girls. Enchanted by a cheerful lamplighter who fires the streetlamp outside her window each evening, she mesmerizes the other girls with flights of fancy. In a time before Freudian awareness of sexuality and the subconscious mind, such tales are forbidden by the institute's governor, who warns Evelyn to cease her nocturnal storytelling." "Evelyn defies him - and is cast out of the orphanage and sacrificed to a shadowy figure claiming
This was the hardest book I ever read. I could hardly understand it. It did nothing for me.