Ripper - Preview of Published Novel
Life is a facade. Death even more so. As a mortician at London's East End Mortuary, Jack Slawter deals daily with bodies; whether they are living, dead or dying at his hands. Regardless of the circumstance, the only difference to bodies are the way they bleed. Until one doesn't...
When a strange arrival finds its way beneath Jack's scalpel - a faceless corpse completely drained of blood - his curiosity is piqued for the first time in nearly a decade. Setting out to uncover the cause of the corpse's death, Jack is unwittingly dragged into a string of madness. With only a strange boy and his riddles to help guide him through his apparent insanity, Jack soon finds himself victim to his inner demons - thrust into the underbelly of an East End crawling with the macabre. A slum brimming with monsters. Things neither living, dead nor dying.