What do you get when you combine a homeless girl from New Orleans looking to avenge her best friendâ€™s murder, a time-traveling psychic grieving the loss of his family, and Jack the Ripper? Why, you get a Jordan Dane supernatural thriller, of course. The Curse She Wore is a wild, unpredictable ride filled with twists and turns that would make a Disney Imagineer jealous. And it has heartâ€”a lot of heart.
Iâ€™ve visited New Orleans several times in my life, and I have to say, the author brings the famed city to life in glorious Technicolor. And if that werenâ€™t enough, she does a masterful job of recreating the Whitechapel district in East London at a time when Jack the Ripper was terrorizing its impoverished citizens with grisly murders that began in 1888 and ended in 1891.
What I love best about this novel is how adept the author is at combining the traditional elements of a serial killer story with those of supernatural tales such as Peter Straubâ€™s terrifying Ghost Story. And trust me, the combination works. If youâ€™re in the mood to be scared, then touched by the tortured yet loyal and loving Trinity LeDoux, I suggest you stop what youâ€™re doing and acquire The Curse She Wore. Oh, and did I mention thereâ€™s humor? Iâ€™ll leave you with my favorite quote:
Tell me something while youâ€™re here. Why do men go to bars to find women? It makes much more sense for them to go to a garage sale. Women are already looking for things they donâ€™t need.
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Trinity LeDoux, homeless on the streets of New Orleans, has nothing to lose when she hands a wealthy, yet reclusive clairvoyant a cursed vintage necklace.
During one of Hayden Quinnâ€™s rare public appearances, he is unexpectedly recruited into Trinityâ€™s perilous mission–a journey back through time to the exact moment of death for two very different victims.
Hayden and Trinity, two broken people with nothing but death in common, pursue the dangerous quest to stop the murderer emulating the grisly works of a notorious serial killer. Trespassing on Fateâ€™s turf comes with a price–one they will never see coming.
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