Ghost of the Thames

A stranger, led back from the shadowy edges of death by a ghost, finds herself cold and bloody on the filthy banks of a river in a city she does not know…

From opium-drenched hovels and rat-infested warehouses of Limehouse to the glistening facades of West End mansions, a woman known only as Sophy searches for her identity. But the mist-shrouded alleys of Victorian England hold grave dangers for the friendless.

Captain Edward Seymour, the last of a long line of distinguished Royal Navy officers, is searching, as well. Returning from sea to find that his niece has disappeared, he begins combing every inn and hellhole of the city’s darkest corners, desperately hoping to find some trace of the girl.

No one knows the streets of London like Charles Dickens, a young novelist with a reformer’s soul, and Sophy and Edward turn to him for help. Flush with his early literary successes, he is working hard to use his knowledge of the city and his newfound fame to right some of the social ills that plague Victorian England. But with each step they take toward the truth, Death draws ever closer…

This timely exciting Victorian suspense works because May McGoldrick uses the expected romantic subplot as a secondary enhancer to somewhat lighten the horrific conditions in Dickensian London that place females and children, even so called protected ones, in peril as items for commodity exchange. The atmosphere is dark and gloomy while Sophy struggles with amnesia and Edward with his missing niece. Dickens adds a nice twist to the perils of Sophy. - Amazon Reader Review

I love the book!! Very interesting. Could not stop reading it. I sure do recommend this book. I love ghost stores like this.
I rate it 5 stars! - Amazon Reader Review

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