Set in World War II England, The Lover is a novel based on the real-life case of serial killer Gordon Cummins, also known as the Blackout Ripper.   A 28-year-old British airman , Cummins began strangling and mutilating female prostitutes in London during the bombing and subsequent blackout in the city.
1 de jun. de 2004 · Laura Wilson. 3.31. 118 ratings15 reviews. It is Autumn in 1940, and London is in the grip of the Blitz. An unidentified female corpse is discovered in an alleyway in Soho. It is the fourth to be found in the last few weeks. The women—all prostitutes—have been horribly mutilated.
“A tense and intelligent psychological thriller that confirms Laura Wilson’s seat at the high table of British crime writing.” —The GuardianWinner of the Prix du Polar Européen (France) It’s the fall of 1940, and London is being destroyed by the Blitz.
A fictionalized account of the activities of a serial killer known as Blackout Ripper who began killing prostitutes in London during World War II, the novel follows the viewpoints of three different people, including the killer, as their individual lives begin to intersect.
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Ambientada en la Inglaterra de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, The Lover es una novela basada en el caso de la vida real del asesino en serie Gordon Cummins, también conocido como Blackout Ripper. Cummins, un aviador británico de 28 años , comenzó a estrangular y mutilar a prostitutas en Londres durante el bombardeo y el posterior apagón en la ...
The Lover takes place in 1940 London during the Blitz. Daily bombings, shelters, destruction, death, waiting, terror, no sleep. Wilson does a great job of describing the environment in this story of three people, and the wonderful capacity of Londoners of those days to keep going, to just survive.