Victorian London, a city teeming with crime, sets the stage for a thrilling tale that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Imagine a place where Scotland Yard, with a meager twelve detectives known as "The Murder Squad," struggles to keep up with the overwhelming number of murders occurring each month. The citizens are disillusioned, and trust in the police force is at an all-time low. It all began after the infamous Jack the Ripper evaded capture, leaving the city traumatized and the authorities humiliated. Now, The Murder Squad faces another devastating blow as one of their own is brutally murdered, sending shockwaves through their ranks.
Enter Walter Day, the squad's newest recruit, who is thrust into the heart of this bewildering case. However, he soon discovers an unexpected ally in the form of Dr. Bernard Kingsley, the Yard's pioneering forensic pathologist. Together, they embark on a relentless pursuit to catch the killer, uncovering a web of secrets and motives that hint at a chilling connection to The Murder Squad itself. As they dig deeper, they realize that the danger is far from over. The killer lurks in the shadows, his thirst for blood still unsatisfied.
Within the pages of this gripping audiobook, listeners will find themselves transported back in time, as detailed descriptions vividly recreate the gritty and depraved atmosphere of late Victorian London. Real historical figures add an extra layer of authenticity to this gripping narrative, and the emergence of criminology as a science adds a fascinating twist. Prepare to be captivated by a mesmerizing new cast of characters that will undoubtedly appeal to fans of stories like "The Sherlockian" and "The Alienist."
Narrated by the talented Toby Leonard Moore, this audiobook possesses a rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars, running for a thrilling 14 hours and 36 minutes. So sit back, close your eyes, and let your senses be transported to a time and place where danger lurks around every corner, and the pursuit of justice unfolds in the most unexpected ways. Get ready to listen to an extraordinary tale that will leave you craving for more.