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While I've never delved particularly into the mysteries surrounding Jack the Ripper, or in depth into the locale/time period, this book laid out for me a large number of things that I never knew, or had only come across in passing (lack of) detail. Not just about Jack the Ripper, but about society, history, culture.

In fact, the book lives up to the promise of its cover/title and gives short shrift to Jack the Ripper, which is a nice change. Each section follows one of these five women from her birth to her murder (the latter covered in very brief detail), as best/where possible with records of the time, and along the way does its best to connect the reader with the women, through their hardships, joys, personalities, and choices.

It's excellently done, fascinating, at times horrifying, and always keeps the women centric in their own stories. Speculation is presented where helpful, but only under the heading of speculation - whether it is of reasons one of the women might have made a particular choice, or to posit potential happenings to fill in a blank in her life as history records it.
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Kalira | 67 outras críticas | May 12, 2024 |
Everyone knows the overall story of Jack the Ripper, but what about the women he murdered? Rubenhold does an amazing job of going into extreme detail to each of their lives, right down to what they were carrying the nights of their murders. She breaks down the myths that have followed the women through the years. It's a non-fiction book told with the intensity of a thriller, and I could not put it down.
 
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NightMarily | 67 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
Def something I plan to reread, a whole lot slower. This might be a non-audio reread.
 
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mybookloveobsession | 67 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2024 |
 
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