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What if there had been a witness to a Ripper murder?

Savage is a haunting take on the classic Jack the Ripper tale, from one of the best-loved horror writers, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fan of Clive Barker and Dean Koontz.

‘His best book ever!’ – Northern Echo

Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is hard at work. He’s safe behind a locked door in a one-roomed hovel with his unfortunate victim, Mary Kelly. With no need to hurry for once, he takes his time gleefully eviscerating the young woman. He doesn’t know that a fifteen-year-old boy is cowering under Mary’s bed…

Trevor Bentley’s life would never be the same after that night. What he saw and heard would have driven many men mad. But for Trevor it was the beginning of a quest, an obsession to stop the most notorious murderer in history. The killer’s trail of blood will lead Trevor from the fog-shrouded alleys of London to the streets of New York and beyond. But Trevor will not stop until he comes face to face with the ultimate horror.

What readers are saying about Savage:

‘This is the best Laymon book ever. Kicking off in gaslight London, it follows the young hero’s entanglement with Jack the Ripper, taking a roller-coaster ride across the ocean to the Wild West… Always a master of gore and shock-horror, this book proves that Laymon is also a well-crafted stroyteller

‘This book is absolutely fantastic. Such a cleverly written story. I couldn’t put it down

‘Such a clever twist on an age-old unsolved mystery that still continues to intrigue us all to this day’


Praise for Richard Laymon: In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much as drip as explode, splatter and coagulate
No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes
Dean Koontz
A gut-crunching writer
<i>Time Out</i>
A brilliant writer
Sunday Express
The author knows how to sock it to the reader
The Times
His best book ever!
Northern Echo
If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat
Stephen King