Title: The Name of the Star
Author: Maureen Johnson
Page Count: 370
Series: Book #1 in Shades of London
Release Date: September 29, 2011 (Not Yet Published!)
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.
Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.
This is a departure from Maureen's usual. I loved, loved, loved Suite Scarlett and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. So I'm interested to see how she takes on a suspenseful, thriller with a dark subject. And come on, secret ghost police? How freaking awesome.
Also, Maureen Johnson will be Austin Teen Book Festival on October 1st in Austin, Texas!! *fangirl moment*
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