In Extremis: A Hellbound Novella By David McCaffrey

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Book Description:

1888. Whitechapel. Think you know the story? You don’t know Jack…

James Maybrick had secured his legacy as the most infamous serial killer of all time…his diary would one day shock the world.

Thomas Quinn wants revenge…his actions will give birth to an organisation of unspeakable power.

Together, they unwittingly set in motion a plan that will one day lead to the serial killer, Obadiah Stark.

Stark became The Tally Man.

They were The Brethren.

Maybrick is known to history by another name…

My Thoughts:

In Extremis is a novella which is the prequel to Hellbound. I would actually recommend reading Hellbound first before reading the prequel. I know this may sound weird but trust me it really does make more sense to do it that way.

In Extremis is set many years before Hellbound. The author has very cleverly written about events after the last murder by Jack the Ripper.

As soon as I saw the mention of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper I was well and truly hooked. Like most people I have always been fascinated by one of London’s most famous murderers. I can’t get enough of reading and watching about him on television.

I really enjoyed the authors version and it makes for a very enjoyable and chilling read.

This is a very quick read with it being a novella which went quicker as I was so interested in it. I still think it leaves things wide open for the author to explore different avenues for future books to do with The Brethren and i live in hope that he will write another one in the near future.

I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.

In Extremis is available to purchase from Amazon

2 thoughts on “In Extremis: A Hellbound Novella By David McCaffrey

    1. thank you. Hellbound left me with a few questions which the prequel answered but i think it would have confused me if i had read it the other way round and spoilt my enjoyment slightly of Hellbound.

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