In Extremis: A Hellbound Prequel by David McCaffrey Review
I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover
Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
You know the name the press gave him back in 1888: Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers to ever fly under the radar and
avoid police completely, Jack the Ripper’s identity has long been a point of contention among historians and conspiracy theorists. In Extremis:
a Prequel to Hellbound by David McCaffrey, aims to tackle the mystery with a brand new thriller that incorporates events that lay the groundwork
for the story of Obadiah Stark, aka The Tally Man. Having reviewed this book a few weeks ago, I was eager to tackle this short story, and was
What’s most interesting about this book is that it takes place after the infamous murders of Jack the Ripper, and focuses instead on the man
this book identifies as the killer, James Maybrick. The haunting details of this man and his mental state are intriguing to dive into. The book
also delves into the founding of The Brethren, the secret society alluded to in Hellbound: The Tally Man. Seeing their secret history unfold and
how they were involved in the Jack the Ripper killings made this a truly fresh take on the notorious serial killer’s story. Testing a theory
about one of the suspects in the case and adapting it to fit his ever-growing mythology is inspiring and creative, and proves that this story
is a rich and vast one that can be delved into over and over again, and this writer definitely hopes we get to see more from David McCaffrey and
The Brethren in the future!