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By Jennifer Donnelly

It's been twelve years for the reason that a depressing, murderous determine stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And but, in the summertime of 1900, East London continues to be bad, nonetheless brutal, nonetheless a shadow urban to its western dual. one of the reformers is an idealistic younger lady named India Selwyn-Jones, lately graduated from clinical university. With the aid of her influential fiancé--Freddie Lytton, an up-and-coming Liberal MP--she works to close down the area's opium dens that damage either physique and soul. Her selfless actions larger her sufferers' lives and produce her tremendous gratification, yet regrettably, in addition they convey her into direct clash with East London's ruling crime lord--Sid Malone.

India isn't really reliable for enterprise and in the beginning, Malone wishes her out. yet opposed to all odds, India and Sid fall in love. varied in approximately each approach, they proportion something in common--they're either wounded souls. Their love is very unlikely and so they understand it, but they grasp to it desperately. Lytton, India's fiancé, will cease at not anything to marry India and achieve her family's fortune.

Fractious felony underlings and opponents conspire opposed to Sid. whilst Sid is eventually betrayed by means of one in every of his personal, he needs to flee London to avoid wasting his lifestyles. Mistakenly considering him useless, India, pregnant and determined, marries Freddie to supply a father for hers and Sid's baby. India and Sid needs to every one make a poor sacrifice--a sacrifice that would swap them either endlessly. person who will cause them to different lives, and different locations . . . and perhaps--one far away, bittersweet day--back to one another.

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