Vampire Seeker by Tim O'Rourke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Samantha "Sammy" Carter thinks that the recent murders of four women in Whitechapel are committed by a vampire. The gruesome murders are identical to the murders of Jack the Ripper a hundred years ago. Is there a copycat or is Jack the Ripper back?
Sammy is desperate to prove that the killer is a vampire and one night she follows the killer on the night tube train. But she blacks out after an encounter with the killer and wakes up in the wild west. How and why did she end up there and will she ever get back home?
Vampires, Jack the Ripper and time-traveling. What an amazing combination. This book was really entertaining to read and I enjoyed Sammy's experience in the wild west. Not only is she far from home she is also a bit lost in time and now she has to get used to not only that vampires are really real, but that for reasons she can't understand she was sent back in time.
When Sammy wakes up in the wild west she is a bit groggy and also in danger, but lucky for her, the Preacher show up in the right time to help her out. The Preacher isn't alone. He is traveling with Louise, Harry and Zoe and they are not an ordinary group of people; they are vampire hunters. She also feels that there is something mysterious about them, besides the fact that they are vampire hunters.
This book was entertaining to read and even though I'm a bit sick and tired of the whole vampire genre really liked Tim O'Rourke's wild west theme with time travel. Also, having added Jack the Ripper to the mix was very interesting, The ending wasn't that surprising, but I enjoyed reading the book and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Thank you Piatkus for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!