Rory Deveaux decides to spend her senior year in London while her parents are on sabbatical in Bristol. A native of New Orleans, Rory experiences some culture shock as she tries to navigate the educational and social workings of her new school. She is a resilient girl, and makes friends easily upon arriving at Wexford.
A series of Jack the Ripper-style murders have been committed in the area surrounding her school, which puts everyone on edge. And just when she is getting used to her surroundings, a bizarre series of events leaves Rory with the ability to see ghosts. It turns out, she is not the only one with this ability. But she is the key to solving the Ripper murders.
I liked Rory, and I found her funny and refreshing. She has a keen eye for observation and a gift for keeping her narrative flowing. Except when she stops suddenly to give clunky descriptions of cute boys. But I look forward to further adventures with her!...Continua