Here is the summary of the book:
It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before. For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be. But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone. Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.
Flappers, Dappers, Follies, Jollies, Jazz and Gin. 1920s New York, the year after the war but before the depression. All out parties and simply no care for the world. This is the era of the flashy lifestyle. But where there is light, darkness will just be dangling around the corners. And there is something in the dark that wants to wreak havoc upon the world.
It is upto the Diviners to battle this new force of evil and save the world. They can walk in dreams, they can see the past or they can see the future but something is leaving dead bodies brutally murdered throughout the streets of New York and the police have no idea where to look for clues....they are all methodically planned and being done for a purpose....and this is how the story begins.
This is not about just one character, its about them all, Evie, Uncle Will, Jericho, Sam, Mabel, Theta, Memphis, Blind Bill & Isiah. Every chapter brings a little closer to these vibrant characters bit by bit as we foray into their past, present and future. Ms. Bray's excellent penmanship not only brings these characters to life but makes us connect with them on a much deeper and sentient level.
Ms. Bray's fantastic writing not only brought the 1920s New York to life but makes it believable too with all the nifty details and the language of the era. The supernatural too has its own way of making itself known but Ms. Bray.....wonderful woman....grounded it in the era. Mounting with each chapter its haunting aura enough to send us to the seat's edge as we read about Evie and Jericho towards the end of the book battling the evil in that haunted house.
I am definitely going to get the next book in the series when it comes out and read her other books now....such extravagant work....you have made me a fan Ms. Bray!!!!
"Flapper era galore. Vibrant parties and the evil lurking in the shadows. From the author of the acclaimed Gemma Doyle saga, comes a tale stranded in the past but modern enough, an exciting, exhilarating and a new venture towards the battle of good and evil"