Time Ripper is a fantastic tale that cleverly winds past and present together. If you like science fiction, horror, and alternate history, you have to check this book out!
The setting is the near future. Rival teams work on a machine that will help them transcend time. Team A finds out someone from Team B has succeeded and gone back in time to wreak havoc on unassuming Londoners. Team A decides to send a group back through the rift to bring this person back to pay for their crimes. There’s only one catch, they still aren’t sure they can come back to their present time once they travel the rift.
The team travels to London at the beginning of the Jack the Ripper murders. McCluskey brilliantly finds ways to weave future technologies into historical settings. His cunning storytelling gives us an alternative history of what we think we all know about the Jack the Ripper murders.
I don’t want to give too much away so I will stop there, but I really liked this book! It is a fresh retelling of a turbulent time of world history that I think any reader will enjoy. Yes, there’s some gore peppered in there, but it works within the storyline. D.E. McCluskey has a winner with this one!