"What a great book ... You never know what is coming next. You feel like the characters are people you know and want to help. The end leaves you wanting more."5 star Amazon review
★★★★★Mary A Madsen
"I didn't think it was possible, but J.F. Penn has outdone herself with Deviance, the third instalment of the series. The book is one of the most sensual books I've yet read, but it never once dips into the lewd or even depict graphic sex. The book smolders on the embers of darkness and sensuality."5 star Amazon review
"A riveting and dark story ... grabs you right from the start. The characters, especially Jamie and Blake, are intriguing, wounded and sensuous. The research and historical context is extensive ... I highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy fast paced edge of your seat thrillers."5 star Amazon review
"Fast-paced action thriller ... well-written and well researched ... filled with intrigue and peppered with spectacular twists and turns. The author is a master in blending unusual historical fact into a modern setting and has an exceptional talent for capturing the essence of good and evil ... First rate writing: bold, beautiful and horrific."5 star Amazon review
A serial killer stalks London
When rebellious detective Jamie Brooke is assigned to a murder at an anatomy museum, she enlists the help of Blake Daniel, a museum researcher with the supernatural ability to read the history of objects.
Together they must find the killer in a race against time, even as they battle their own personal struggles.
A crime thriller trilogy with a supernatural edge.
An interesting premise, but without the historical detail and emotional punch of the previous books.
The Masquerade Ball and all it entailed was the best part of the book. The end, with all the climbing, reminded me a bit of the film “Annie” where she climbed the train rails pursued by Tim Curry – all the fear included.
A bit more about Blake and his job and how the current museum exhibition correlated with where Jamie now lived and worked and what that loon Cameron wanted would have added a bit more colour. There was room to mirror Jack the Ripper and the modern-day skin stealer along with others who persecuted prostitutes and those with tattoos; could have added that zing of secret societies and sanctioned torture the previous books had. I think it goes back to my initial assessment.
Still, a thrilling tale. I’d like to know more about Blake’s family…