Review - Jack the Ripper: Live and Uncut by Matt Leyshon

Book Cover

Year Published: 2017
Genre: Thriller; Suspense; Crime

When you want to solve the greatest cold case of all time, you don't find the witness, you become the witness... Investigative Reporter Carl Axford is offered the story of a lifetime. When recruited by Limbo, (a covert group that uses unique technology to solve cold cases), Axford is presented the chance to crack the greatest cold case in existence. Catch Jack The Ripper! The opportunity of a front row seat to the Jack The Ripper murders seems too good to be true. What will Axford discover in 1888? Will he be able to identify history’s greatest criminal and bring him to justice? Or does Victorian Whitechapel hold further secrets that influence events of the past as well as the present? Jack The Ripper may not be the only mystery Axford has to solve.

About the Author:
I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to the USA and have been here for the last 14 years. I am a humble Solutions Architect for a software company by day before morphing into a fervent writer at night.
Since the age of six I received my first encouragement to write from my 1st Grade teacher and have always enjoyed writing. I like to tell stories, but the promise made to Ms Gooch way back when has taken me nearly 4 decades to fulfill that promise.
My family, friends and colleagues will be the first to tell you I am not short of a word.
“Jack the Ripper: Live and UnCut” is my first published novel. I plan to grow this book into a series featuring many of the core characters from Live and UnCut. Other great unsolved cold cases will be subject to investigation through the use of time travel. Carl Axford has other adventures ahead.
I have also appeared as a panelist on Rippercast and at Rippercon, to discuss Live and UnCut as well as Jack the Ripper in fiction.
I currently live in Tampa, Florida, with my wonderful wife Susan and my gorgeous children Reece and Charlotte. I always refer to them as “the best story I have”.

Connect with the Author:
Author Website: Matt Leyshon Author Website

Buy the Book:
PLEASE NOTE: Since Matt is now being represented by a Literary Agent - the book (both paperback and kindle), has been pulled from the book selling markets for now. If you would like to follow the progress on when the book will be available for sale again; feel free to follow Matt on any of the social media links I've listed above. 

My Take on the Book:
There were times where Carl Axford had a bit of an abrupt manner to him; though as you go through the book, he goes sort of grow on you as a character despite his faults. He's also very good at solving things - one last thing I will say is that I loved the cover! I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
I am very interested in seeing where this author's writing career takes him - he's definitely got a talent for writing, and I most certainly hope that this isn't the last book that I read from him.