Gabriel is a Black, gay man pursuing a medical degree when he meets Henry Jekyll, a handsome young man whose father is an anatomy professor. The two carry on an affair until they are found out and are expelled from school. Henry writes Gabriel a letter asking him to move on. Meanwhile a white haired, seemingly violent man named Hyde crosses paths with Gabriel. As Henry becomes more and more elusive and others around Gabriel begins to die, he must come to grips with the truth of what is happening.
I loved the creepy, dark atmosphere of this one. It was perfectly balanced with a nuanced retelling of a classic tale that incorporates the more modern understanding of race, sexuality and class on one’s future. I also really appreciated a cast of likeable characters.
I did this one on audio and narrator for this one was fabulous.
Read this one if you like Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series or Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy series.
Thanks to Macmillan Audio for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.
What classic story would you like to see retold in a modern way?