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New York City, Tillie Pembroke S Sister Lies Dead, Her Body Drained Of Blood And With Two Puncture Wounds On Her Neck Bram Stoker S New Novel, Dracula, Has Just Been Published, And Tillie S Imagination Leaps To The Impossible The Murderer Is A Vampire But It Can T Be Can It A Ravenous Reader And Researcher, Tillie Has Something Of An Addiction To Truth, And She Won T Rest Until She Unravels The Mystery Of Her Sister S Death Unfortunately, Tillie S Addicted To Than Just Truth To Ease The Pain From A Recent Injury, She S Taking And Laudanum And Some In Her Immediate Circle Are Happy To Keep Her Well SuppliedTillie Can T Bring Herself To Believe Vampires Exist But With The Hysteria Surrounding Her Sister S Death, The Continued Vampiric Slayings, And The Opium Swirling Through Her Body, It S Becoming Increasingly Difficult For A Girl Who Relies On Facts And Figures To Know What S Real Or Whether She Can Trust Those Closest To Her Interesting historical fiction murder mystery Very well written Once I started reading, I found myself fully engaged and couldn t put it down I loved the well written characters and the plot was great 4 stars.Thanks to Netgalley the publisher and author for an ARC of this book All opinions are my own. Vampires aren t the only monsters How good and thoughtful he is the world seems full of good men even if there are monsters in it Mina HarkerA couple of weeks agohad this book in their first looks section and I was drawn right away to the cover and title In the blurb it mentioned vampire murders and if you follow my reviews you know I m a vampire junkie I was pleasantly surprised with how well written this book was,it had mystery and suspense and a cast of unusual characters that br Vampires aren t the only monsters How good and thoughtful he is the world seems full of good men even if there are monsters in it Mina HarkerA couple of weeks agohad this book in their first looks section and I was drawn right away to the cover and title In the blurb it mentioned vampire murders and if you follow my reviews you know I m a vampire junkie I was pleasantly surprised with how well written this book was,it had mystery and suspense and a cast of unusual characters that brought this story to life This read is set in the Victorian era,which is one of my favorite times Tille is a smart and well read young lady who has always been curious about how things work and is forever asking questions,but on the day she breaks her collar bone on a horse while taking riding lessons her beautiful sister Lucy is murdered by what the papers are calling a vampire killer Tille won t stop til she finds out who or what killed her sister With a list of suspects and Bram stokers book Dracula and help from Ian and his band of newsies the only thing standing in tille s way from finding the monster that killed her sister and two others is her opiate addiction,what started out as relief for her broken collar bone has become also a way of dealing with the loss of the one person who loved and cared about her.But as she needsandshe goes from opium to shots of morphine to heroin and plays right into the killers hands With twists and turns and a fabulous storyline this book will keep you guessing to the very end,because just about the time you think you figured it out it throws you for a loop again Lydia kang is a fabulous storyteller and I can t recommend this book enough Tyfor putting this book on my radar Until next time Luv s You ll learn how to survive this, Mathilda No woman lives a life unscathed It s what makes us strong We are broken and mended, remade every time We must, or it destroys us Her grandmother sighed You ll learn how to survive this, Mathilda No woman lives a life unscathed It s what makes us strong We are broken and mended, remade every time We must, or it destroys us pg.30.When her sister is found murdered, Tillie must find the strength to overcome her addictions and find who is responsible for her sister s death.Opium and Absinthe is a slow burn mystery, but I never found it to be dull The traditions and superstitions of the Victorian era bring this nov Her grandmother sighed You ll learn how to survive this, Mathilda No woman lives a life unscathed It s what makes us strong We are broken and mended, remade every time We must, or it destroys us pg.30.When her sister is found murdered, Tillie must find the strength to overcome her addictions and find who is responsible for her sister s death.Opium and Absinthe is a slow burn mystery, but I never found it to be dull The traditions and superstitions of the Victorian era bring this novel to life And although flawed, Tillie is a likable character I liked seeing her journey as she grew from a timid girl to a confident and determined young woman What a fantastic read I absolutely loved this Victorian Murder Mystery with a paranormal touch and a sprinkle of romance The New York City in 1899 was painted so vividly and accurately, I felt immediately immersed in the culture and the environment I was amazed with the detailed and fascinating medical parts, too The main character Tillie was a delight with her forever curious mind, resourcefulness, ambition, and her devotion to her sister Her persistence and bravery to find her sister s ki What a fantastic read I absolutely loved this Victorian Murder Mystery with a paranormal touch and a sprinkle of romance The New York City in 1899 was painted so vividly and accurately, I felt immediately immersed in the culture and the environment I was amazed with the detailed and fascinating medical parts, too The main character Tillie was a delight with her forever curious mind, resourcefulness, ambition, and her devotion to her sister Her persistence and bravery to find her sister s killer despite the harsh obstacles such as her injury, spiraling into a drug addiction, and being a prisoner of a strict household and Victorian era etiquette This book made me weep, smile, laugh, and think It was a perfect blend of Sherlock Holmes, Penny Dreadful and a Dress For The Wicked Bonus points for the gorgeous cover