Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
I wanted to love this book. I really thought I would. I anticipated it being 5 stars but alas it merely made 3. I was so disappointed. Here's the thing: the book is forgettable. I remember Audrey helps her uncle with autopsies. I remember the brother and father and the other intern. I remember thinking off the bat "it's either x, y or z". I can't remember wether it was x, y or z specifically but I can tell you it was definitely one of them and thus PREDICTABLE. That thing I really hate in "mysteries". There's nothing worse than a mystery that's only a mystery to the main character. UGH.
I don't even want to dwell on this anymore. It wasn't a bad book and I do think there is plenty enjoyment to be had by other readers, but it just didn't do it for me. I am considering continuing on the series, though we all know what me and series are like so we'll see. I'm not going out my way to pick up book two but I'm also not going to turn it down should I find a cheap copy or be able to borrow one.