The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Elizabeth‘s parents are gone – her mother in childbirth and her father in prison – but an opportunity to join the Frankenstein family could be her salvation. Victor, the eldest, is a trial to his parents and subject to inexplicable bouts of rage. Elizabeth spends the next several years securing her place in the home by being indispensable to Victor. When she hasn’t heard from him for months after he leaves for school, Elizabeth goes after him, knowing she may be the only one to save him from his uncertain temperament. In order to secure her future and save him at the same time, she must become his wife, but news about her past and his future plans come a little too late.
This retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is told from Elizabeth’s view. It alternates between stories of her past life, joining the Frankenstein family and securing her position as Victor’s friend, and her present position, relying on the kindness of the family who hasn’t seen fit to adopt her. The dark tale is threaded through with murder and mayhem in a time when outward appearances were the basis for one’s reputation. Two hundred years later, it is finally Elizabeth’s turn to take center stage.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
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