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Lly murdered John has his suspicions but he can't prove anything He senses that Aida has some hold over the girl and he offers her a place of refuge in his home But the past haunts Anna in the most chilling of ways And all too soon John realises he's made a terrible mistake. Reviewed for Book Chick Cityhttpwwwbookchickcitycom201210HANDS OF THE RIPPER by Guy Adams is a horror book based on a film from Hammer that features horrific memories of the past plaguing the present John Pritchard is a university lecturer in the subject of psychology whose wife passed away recently and he is struggling to cope with his grief He sometimes sees her around the house and is toying with the idea of visiting a medium but has never really believed that it is possible to contact the other side Taking the plunge he decides to visit renowned medium Aida Golding who claims to have received contact from John s wife The rest of the audience are enthralled by her act but John merely goes along with it and believes that she is faking the information she reveals However there is still a part of him that hopes it is real and so he agrees to a private meeting with Aida for a personal conversation with his wife It is at this intimate meeting with the medium that John actually hears his wife s voice for himself along with hearing the voices of the other guests deceased contacts Among the voices heard is that of Douglas Reece the notorious East End Ripper who makes contact with the priest that knew him before the murders When one of their number is then murdered events take a darker turn as they uestion whether the ripper s spirit could have killed again At both of these s ances John comes across Sandy a woman who has supposedly lost her baby and receives messages from her dead child All is not as it appears and it becomes clear that Aida has a hold over her that makes her keep returning to the medium s side Is there something sinister in their relationship or is John reading too much into it We don t learn much about John throughout this book which I was a little disappointed about as there could have been a lot character development He is obviously still grieving for his wife and some of his mixed feelings of grief are explored particularly in relation to Sandy as it is clear that he is drawn to her However his role didn t seem to be that effectual as he offers his aid to the girl but isn t really involved in discovering the cause of the murders and is told the culprit by someone else In terms of the plot I did like how there was such a mix of characters present at the private s ance and it was like they all represented a different view of mediums from the sceptics to the avid believers When they each start to be picked off one by one the fear rises and it becomes clear that they need to work together to find the murderer before it s too late I didn t particularly like how the writer used multiple perspectives in this book as the views of so many characters are given and I would have preferred just seeing through the eyes of a few so their characters could be developed I also felt that the title of the book was misleading as there was very little information given about the ripper and this was one of the elements I was most looking forward to reading about Overall I liked the premise of this book and was intrigued as to how the murder could have happened and whether the spirit of the ripper was really involved I was a little disappointed with the ending though as I thought it had become a little too supernatural and there were still some unexplained elements Having not seen the original Hammer film there were probably some elements of the book I couldn t appreciate as much as someone who has but as a new reader I didn t connect with the characters even though I liked the horror that they are put through

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Hands of the Ripper

He is raising the poker again and Anna bites her lower lip so hard she chokes a little in the blood that runs down her throatOn a cold wet night recently widowed psychology lecturer John Pritchard visits spiritualist Aida Golding with his son Although wary something has dri. One or two interesting ideas but it felt like nothing really was going on Like the X the Unknown novelization it s brought into the present day perhaps to separate it from the usual Jack the Ripper cliches and mythology that has cropped up since the film was originally made and to allow it to follow of the Yorkshire Ripper type than the gothic horror that was Hammer s staple unlike X the Unknown it just doesn t feel right It s actually a real shame after Guy Adams much superior and far enjoyable novelization of Kronos

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Ven him here And he is drawn to a troubled young woman who is trying to contact her child Something about her intrigues him and despite his doubts he continues to attend meetingsOne night at an intimate séance in Aida's house the lights go out and one of the group is bruta. A major disappointment To be honest I really did enjoy the first half of the book Everything was going well and there was a great mix of mystery and horror I ve never watched the movie before and though I read some of the criticising reviews in regards to this book I still tried my best to keep an open mind But I just couldn t handle the second half The plot started going downhill some bits were too rushed and random Too many characters were introduced at one go and hence were barely getting any in depth descriptions The ending was just so horrible and I felt like I d just wasted six whole days getting so invested in something only to experience disappointment in the end And the punctuation I had difficulty getting through some parts just because of the lack of commas speech marks and full stops It was just too much to handle I don t deny that Guy Adams has the potential to be a great writer but it s just the fact that Hands of the Ripper is not one for the hot list


10 thoughts on “Hands of the Ripper

  1. says:

    A strange little story if you're wanting to read about the Hammer movie Hands of the ripper don't bother with this Elements reminded me of The Dark Half or Shocker 35

  2. says:

    One or two interesting ideas but it felt like nothing really was going on Like the 'X the Unknown' novelization it's brought into the present day perhaps to separate it from the usual Jack the Ripper cliches and mythology that has cropped up since the film was originally made and to allow it to follow of the Yorkshire Ripp

  3. says:

    i don't mind a book that says it was based on a movie but jeez get a little closer next time

  4. says:

    I gave it three star because I'm a Hammer fan the book was changed well to moden times and has some good bits with in the story but saddly it could only go so fareOK to read but only fully enjoyed by Hammer lovers

  5. says:

    A man goes to a spirtitulist church tom try to speak to his dead wife he later goes to a seance with the lights off its terrifying when the lights swithch back on one of them is dead

  6. says:

    A major disappointment To be honest I really did enjoy the first half of the book Everything was going well and there was a great mix of mystery and horror I’ve never watched the movie before and though I read some of the criticising reviews in regards to this book I still tried my best to keep an open mind

  7. says:

    Creepy in all the right ways Pity the editor was crap and missed a lot of spelling mistakes

  8. says:

    Reviewed for Book Chick Cityhttpwwwbookchickcitycom201210HANDS OF THE RIPPER by Guy Adams is a horror book based on a film from Hammer that features horrific memories of the past plaguing the present John Pritchard is a university lecturer in the subject of psychology whose wife passed away recently and he is struggling to cope with his gri

  9. says:

    First New Hammer by name only please stop these re imaginations of your classics I LOVED lush setting of 1971 movie Hands

  10. says:

    I have just finished reading Hands of the Ripper having not been aware that it was based on a Hammer film until I was halfway through and must admit I am disappointed I found the plot confusing and hard to follow with characters not given enough depth I disliked the lack of expansion on the private séances and feel the book as a whole was rushed and also badly edited I noted a number of spelling mistakes throughout Sad because

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