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The Return of Spring-heeled Jack

by Jennifer Caress

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I had never heard of Spring-Heeled Jack before but after reading this I'm curious to know more about him. He's definitely an interesting character to say the least. After reading this novel I believe there's more to Jack. It takes someone like Alice (the other main character) to bring out the more dynamic side of him to surface. Still, he's pretty awful, abusive, and manipulative. But I think he's found a match in brave Alice.
Jennifer Caress's story was scary but fun to read. Not too many characters, the story line is easy to follow, and the tension and fast pace keeps you turning pages. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  klarawieck | Mar 13, 2016 |
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Spring-Heeled Jack is a British urban legend, first appearing in 1837. Eye witnesses tell of a man who could leap several stories in the air with little effort. Some say he could breathe blue fire, others say he lured women out of their homes and attacked them by clawing at their faces. By all accounts he was a thief and a menace. Sightings of Spring-Heeled Jack continued for several centuries and crossed numerous continents, but he has been mysteriously absent from the 21st century. Until now. Spring-Heeled Jack breaks into the houses of two women, brutally attacking them both. Police report that a few items from each house were stolen and neither women were critically injured. His appearance is frightening: dressed in all black with hat, full face mask, goggles, cape, shirt, pants, and boots. He then breaks into an antique store, searching for special items for their energies including a rare glass knife. With the correct combination of objects and energies, Jack can open portals to different times and places. Enter Alice, who works at the store. Jack suspects she herself can open portals and the two develop an unlikely alliance in a search for a portal to a mythological utopia.

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