The Madness Underneath

Johnson, Maureen (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Madness Underneath

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"After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux is back in London to help solve a new string of inexplicable deaths plaguing the city"--
Authors: Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
Title: The madness underneath
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2013.
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux is back in London to help solve a new string of inexplicable deaths plaguing the city"--
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 27 29 33 35 53 61 64 69 70 71 74 76 79 81 109 112 118 133 143 148 149 151 153 159 167 173 175 210 216 222 224 233 242 245 262 263 264
ISBN: 9780399256615
Statement of Responsibility: Maureen Johnson
Subject Headings: Boarding schools Fiction. Schools Fiction. Murder Fiction. Ghosts Fiction. Boarding schools Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Murder Juvenile fiction. London (England) Fiction. England Fiction. London (England) Juvenile fiction. England Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Ghost stories.
Topical Term: Boarding schools
Boarding schools
LCCN: 2012026755
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At the beginning of this book, Johnson’s second Shades of London story, 16-year-old Rory has narrowly escaped the Jack the Ripper copycat killer. Something has changed for Rory: in addition to her ability to see otherworldly beings, Rory is also now a “terminus” – someone who can annihilate a ghost with a single touch.

Emotionally, Rory is having a difficult time. She’s still traumatized and trying to recover from her narrow escape from death. She isn’t sure how to deal with her new-found ability as a terminus, and she feels lonely and out of place at her London boarding school. She is confused and anxious about her future.

Then a new string of sinister murders begins in London. Again, Rory can see what few others can. The boarding school is located over an old psychiatric hospital unit ... are the restless spirits of the former patients stirring underground? Rory knows that there’s an evil force somewhere close by and that the murders are connected, but she can’t convince the ghost-policing squad (from The Name of the Star) to help her find that connection – until it’s almost too late.

After finishing this gem of a story, which ends ambiguously, readers will be left impatiently awaiting the next Shades of London book.

o my lord i need the third book!!!!

May 31, 2013
  • cheers999 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you liked the first book in this series, The Name of the Star, then you will enjoy this second installment. Good, creepy ghost story!

May 02, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A compulsively readable sequel to The Name of the Star, Johnson once again entwines the dark secrets of London's past with the dangerous present of the chatty heroine Rory. Unlike the first book's, this book's arc felt less complete and more like a set up for the future books in the series. But the nascent romance and the epic cliffhanger at the end will keep the fans (and me) coming back for more.

Mar 10, 2013
  • 9digitnana rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What an exciting continuation to the "Shades of London" series. Excellent, if rather too short. I wanted it to keep going.


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