Award-winning author R. L. Weeks brings you Raven's Sight - a young adult Victorian paranormal mystery. Book one can be listened to as a standalone and as part of the series.
Raven looks out over the small, industrial town of Cogsworth and imagines a life beyond the confines of her grandmother's mansion.
However, Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. One which comes to light after her father's untimely death. Now an orphan, Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she's to survive the cruel Victorian society she lives in.
However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in the gas-lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left unsolved years before she was born.
In a race against time, Raven is thrown into a world she doesn't know. With her crush, Tom, now a ghost, her friend, Emmett, now a suspect, and an uncle who runs illicit groups and hates women, Raven will have to unravel the mysteries quickly before she becomes the next victim.
Sometimes with a review the less said the better in order to avoid spoilers. But OMG! I did not see that ending coming.
Raven's Sight is a brilliant, creepy and exciting story. I listened to this book in one sitting; I couldn't put it down.
The narrator did an excellent job of performing this novel. For those few hours it took to listen to the novel I was completely immersed in its dark Victorian world where all the creepy paranormal happenings became very believable!
Although billed as a Young Adult novel, Raven's Sight is a must read for anyone who likes historical fiction, murder mysteries or a good old ghost story.
I loved it and can't wait to read the second book in the series.