Shadowdance

Kristen Callihan, Author
Kristen Callihan. Grand Central/Forever, $8 mass market (464p) ISBN 978-1-4555-2081-7
Reviewed on: 10/14/2013
Release date: 12/17/2013
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In the fourth novel of her acclaimed Darkest London series (after Winterblaze), set in 1885, Callihan introduces Mary Chase, who was killed by a runway gin wagon and brought back to life by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals (SOS). Jack Talent is a tortured man, haunted by self-hatred and fiercely protective of those he loves—including Mary, who views him as a rival. When bodies begin turning up at Trafalgar Square, journalists dub the unknown killer the Bishop of Charing Cross, and Mary and Jack set out to hunt him down. Callihan’s solid worldbuilding draws the reader into 1885 London from the first page (though her use of the 20th-century term “ghosts in the machine” to describe the resurrected is disconcerting), and her lyrical writing will have readers racing to the thrilling finish. (Dec.)
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