Crimson and Bone

Crimson and Bone A dark gripping story of love and obsession from bestselling author Marina Fiorato perfect for fans of The Crimson Petal and the White London Annie Stride is a beautiful flame haired young wo

  • Title: Crimson and Bone
  • Author: Marina Fiorato
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  • Crimson and Bone

    A dark, gripping story of love and obsession from bestselling author Marina Fiorato, perfect for fans of The Crimson Petal and the White London, 1853 Annie Stride is a beautiful, flame haired young woman from the East End of London She is also a whore On a bleak January night Annie stands on Waterloo Bridge, watching the icy waters of the Thames writhe beneath her aA dark, gripping story of love and obsession from bestselling author Marina Fiorato, perfect for fans of The Crimson Petal and the White London, 1853.Annie Stride is a beautiful, flame haired young woman from the East End of London She is also a whore On a bleak January night Annie stands on Waterloo Bridge, watching the icy waters of the Thames writhe beneath her as she contemplates throwing herself in At the last minute she s rescued by a handsome young man Her saviour, Francis Maybrick Gill, is a talented artist He takes Annie as his muse, painting her again and again and transforming her from a fallen woman into society s darling, taking her far away from her old life But there is darkness underpinning Annie s lavish new lifestyle In London and in Florence, prostitutes are being murdered There s someone out there who knows who Annie really is and they won t let her forget where she came from

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    1. Lucy Banks

      I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.Richly portrayed gothic-style tale, which had me gripped throughout.Crimson and Bone's tagline was a 'twisted story of love and obsession', and it certainly lived up to it. With a cast of prostitutes, Pre-Raphaelite artists, mysterious men and eerie vases, not to mention the gorgeously portrayed backdrops of Victorian London, Florence and Venice, this was a book that captivated me from the start, and kept me firmly hooked unti [...]

    2. Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

      5 Words: Art, passion, family, hardship, luxury.What a glorious book.First off, it has to be said that I love Marina Fiorato's books. I love reading her feisty female characters, seeing them stand on their own. And with Crimson & Bone I was not disappointed.This is probably the darkest of the author's books so far, and it felt like there was something sinister lurking in the background of the story right from the start. Despite this darkness, there was always a shining thread of hope in the [...]

    3. Louise

      Crimson and Bone’ can be summed up in several words it was Gothic,Dark, atmospheric and artistic.I have never read a novel by Marina Fiorato so I wasn’t sure of what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. What drew me to this particular book was the setting and the concept, I love historical fiction especially the Victorian era.This book was rich with atmosphere and descriptive writing that felt that you were alongside Annie through her journey. The characters were amazing, Annie is feist [...]

    4. booksofallkinds

      This was my first time reading a book by Marina Fiorato but it will certainly not be my last.Straight away we are thrown into the story of Annie Stride, a prostitute in London in 1853, who has reached the point of desperation and is contemplating ending her life. Standing on the brink Annie is saved by an artist who sees something special about her and makes her his muse, catapulting her into a new world of beauty, art, and privilege. But all is not as it seems - a murderer is on the loose and t [...]

    5. Juliet Bookliterati

      Marina Fiorato is one of my favourite historical novelists. Her books regularly combine my favourite subjects; history, art and Italy all of which are part of Crimson & Bone. This book has a slightly darker, more gothic feel to it than her previous novels. To stay with an art metaphor this novel is like a Caravaggio painting; the light and focus draw your eye to the main characters but the darkness surrounding them is always threatening to encroach on them.The plot is similar to Pygmalion in [...]

    6. Angela Smith

      I thought this was a clever idea for a story. I think the author has taken the name Annie Stride from Jack The Ripper lore although the real victim was Elizabeth Stride, but the first name was probably inspired by another ripper victim, Annie Chapman. (A sort of an amalgamation of two of his victims) Then there is Francis Maybrick Gill who is the strange Pre-Raphaelite painter. Surely his name is based upon James Maybrick , a Ripper suspect? Too many co-incidences in names for me unless I am see [...]

    7. Clare

      This review was originally posted at Dual ReadsCopy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I've been a fan of Marina Fiorato for a long, long time. I've read and loved every one of her books and I can confidently say that this is her best yet! This was compelling and dark and so, so tense right from the start and I was hooked from page one right to the end. Annie was such a wonderful character, full of self-doubt and with a dark past and all of her actions were so understan [...]

    8. Louise Morris

      Another great book! Like the first book of her' s I read, it is involving a fallen woman who redeems herself in the end.

    9. Karen Keane

      It's the first time I have read a book by Marina Fiorato but I will definitely be reading another one. I loved the book from start till finish. It is a dark, brooding book about Annie a prostitute in the 1850's, who becomes an artists muse. I loved Annie as a character and enjoyed the way we saw a whole new world opening before her eyes, but all is not what it seems and there is always danger lurking in the background.

    10. Angela L

      What a fabulous read this is. Annie Stride is a beautiful fame haired woman but, thanks to an impoverished childhood and deeply unpleasant father, she is now working as a prostitute in London. She has teamed up with a new friend, Mary Jane, and the girls are getting by. Then Mary Jane drowns and Annie (finding she is pregnant) decides to follow her and jump into the Thames from Waterloo Bridge. She is saved by Francis, an up and coming painter who re-invents her. She becomes his muse and follows [...]

    11. SJH (A Dream of Books)

      I am always eager to read anything by Marina Fiorato because her stories are captivating and her writing is beautifully lyrical and descriptive. Her newest offering, ‘Crimson and Bone’, was a real treat and I devoured it in a couple of evenings. The story focuses on a common prostitute, Annie Stride, who at the beginning of the book is ready to end it all. Life has not been kind to her and down on her luck, she decides that she doesn’t want to live anymore. Events however, take a different [...]

    12. Dramatika

      It is nothing like The Crimson Petal and The White, which is exceptional novel like no other. This book is an entertaining historical thriller, with exciting hints at Jack the Ripper crimes. There is a mysterious artist who paints fallen girls in vivid scenes, one of the Pre Raphaelites group. If you ever seen paintings from this movement, you will be able to imagine bold colors and amazing poetry of these works which add a special oomph to the reading. I've been to the exhibition of this group [...]

    13. Pam Thomas

      A good and interesting story to start with, utterly ruined by several glaring inaccuracies. It's set in England and Italy in 1853, and so far the heroine has listened to gramophone records more than forty years before their invention, gone to the theatre to see a performance of 'Pygmalion' written by Shaw a full two years before he was even a twinkle in his daddy's eye, and someone's ashes are carried around thirty years before cremation became legal. If you're going to write a historical novel, [...]

    14. Helen Murray

      Fascinating example of Neo-Victorian Pre-Raphaelitism. Fiorato is obviously heavily influenced by the Gothic style. Consequently in parts, the novel is somewhat histrionic, and heavy-handed with the Neo-Victorian tropes. However, a great deal of research has evidently gone into this book, and it makes some very intriguing points about the role of art, Pre-Raphaelite art in particular, and the contemporary reader's vision of the nineteenth century through such works.

    15. Jo

      Annie is a prostitute in Victorian London. She's about to throw herself off a bridge when a young gentleman rescues her and takes her home. And so begins her relationship with Pre-Raphaelite painter Francis Maybrick Gill. Loved the dark tone and mystery of this as well as the settings in London and Italy.

    16. Brittany Wouters

      Fan-freaking-tastic! Loved it; it's a creeping, atmospheric piece, with interesting characters and a vibrant world. Mary Jane's story being filtered in slowly just added to the unsettling nature of the plot, and it was just so very good. I haven't really liked Fiorato's previous books, I've read one or two, not really my cup of tea, but this? WOW. 5/5 from me; a polished novel, excellent.

    17. Ann Laird

      A book and plot that are easily read. The characters were vivid images. A surprising twist with an interesting conclusion.

    18. Clare Scanlan

      Loved the way the author described London, Florence and Venice. Story was good, loved the flashbacks, quite good characters

    19. Vicki

      Full review posted here: lilmissvixreadsI've always loved the Pre-Raphaelite era (a love cultivated by Aiden Turner's turn as Dante Gabriel Rosetti in BBC's Desperate Romantics series - if you haven't seen it check it out), and Marina captures the essence of the time effortlessly.Weeks after her only friend Mary Jane met a watery end Annie Stride is standing on Waterloo Bridge preparing to jump. Passing by is promising artist Francis Maybrick Gill, who steps in and saves her life. He makes Annie [...]

    20. Nilay Mustafa

      A captivating and compelling read. From the steady build up of narrative to the explosive conclusion, keeps you on the edge of your seat.A skilfully structured and well written novel, with cleverly hidden clues, from the very beginning, keeping you hooked for answers and more.Nothing is left unanswered and shocking revelations await the end.

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