2.0 out of 5 stars -- I love historical fiction with gothic overtones set in Victorian England so I was happy to receive this book as an advance reader's copy and eager to immerse myself in what was described as a mystery. A young Oxford educated man disappears and his sister comes to London looking for him. What I did not anticipate was that the book was about the undead -- vampires -- a secret society. It was full of grisly detail and sometimes hard to follow the story with changing point of view narrative. I longed for it to just be over though it seemed as if it took months to labor to the ending. Honestly, I can't think of a single person to recommend it to so I'll just say that it was my own mistake for not investigating the details about this novel before I chose it. Those who will enjoy this debut no doubt will be forewarned of the underlying theme and want to read this type of book.
I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and LibraryThing.