Review: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

The Madness Underneath Maureen Johnson


I enjoyed this book, but felt I could have gained more from this plot wise. 

The book lifts off three weeks after the end of the first book and Rory is dealing with many emotional things as a result. She is home in Bristol and receiving therapy for what everyone believes to be a Ripper attack, when in actual fact, Rory is the only one around her who knows the truth. That Alexander Newman, the Ripper impressionist, was a ghost and because she killed him (again) she was now a terminus herself. Cut off from Stephen, Boo and Callum, Rory is finding it difficult to deal with but is sent back to Wexford at the beginning of the novel.

This book mostly consists of us discovering more about Rory as a character, as she deals with romance issues, dropping grades and a bucket full of ghosts to boot!

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys ghost fiction or has read the first book.

I feel that this book shifted to a character driven narrative and the plot took a sideline, I would have liked there to be more of a balance between the two elements.

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