This is the second book I have read by Viola Carr, the first being The Diabolical Miss Hyde . I found this book as entertaining as the last she does a good job with her characterizations and the steampunk theme is done quite well.
Steam Punk alternate history horror might aptly describe an interesting take on a mixed mélange of iconic fiction.
This is an interesting mélange with lots of twists and turns. Schizophrenic Eliza ia an often naive soul. She is also a police physician in a misogynist society. Victorian style
is depicted as a soul less police state.
The scene settings are squalid and vile and lead to incessant hand
washing after reading. Seriously the
squalor is palatable!
Lizzie is both appealing and appalling while simultaneously depicting unbound, unrestricted liberation.
The author did a masterful job in depicting an alternative environment where electricity ran amuck amid the muck. Murder and mayhem abound in this tale of kindred soul discovery.