It’s 1870, and a young woman named Odile is fighting to survive on the blood-soaked streets of Paris. Luckily, Odile has an advantage and a bizarre birthright. She is descended from the Cagots, a much-despised race whose women were reputed to be witches. Were they, in fact? This is the question Odile must answer—about her ancestors and herself—while she uses her talents to help a young Doctor Jekyll . . . who seems to be abusing the salts that she gave him in a most disconcerting way.
The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile is a Shadow Sisters Novel from James Reese.
“This explanation of the mysterious ingredient that animates Jekyll’s transformation is well suited to readers who enjoy period drama laced with a bit of tame horror and not-so-tame blackmail.” —BCCB
“Carefully researched and well written, Reese’s novel appeals on scientific, historical, mysterious, and romantic levels.” —VOYA
“[A] thriller that’s steeped in historical detail.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Successful in spinning the familiar tale into one of war and romance seen from a female perspective.” —Booklist