Posted: Jan 02, 2022 6:23 pm
by Kaleid
I've been lucky enough to receive a ton of books recently, so I'll go for this again. Aiming for 50!

1. The Five - Hallie Rubenhold

The scant information we have about Jack the Ripper's victims, their stories are told here with a quiet, simmering anger. It's also very good at setting the scene - you're left feeling very thankful not to be a poor woman in late-Victorian London. The Ripper himself is barely mentioned, which is as it should be; it's the women's story.