Fresh faced Rory Deveaux has arrived from Louisiana, eager to begin her senior year in London. Adjusting to life in a foreign city is the least of her problems. Rory’s British debut coincides with a series of brutal murders. Rippermaina has gripped London as these copycat killings take place on the same dates and locations as Jack the Ripper’s infamous crimes 123 years earlier. Rory soon finds herself in the midst of the investigations as the only possible witness to one of the crimes.
Filled with atmospheric detail, London comes alive as we share Rory’s experiences in the fog filled, cobbled streets. Peppered with just the right amount of supernatural elements and a hint of romance, The Name of the Star is another win from Maureen Johnson. I look forward to the next installment in the Shades of London series.