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The Girl in the Steel Corset
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the “thing” inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch…
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gas-lit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits — Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam who’s part robot, and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin’s investigating a criminal called the Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help — and finally be a part of something, fit in.
But the Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn’t long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she’s on — even if it seems no one believes her.
Although it had been frightfully unavoidable the lad had thoroughly deserved every broken bone and bruise he suffered. However Finley now found she did regret it a little, but only because she was now out of a job, again, and would possible find herself in strife with the law. But the bigger problem at hand was not the young Lord and the strife he wanted to set upon her but a Duke and the expectations he now placed on her having seen what she is capable off.
The Girl In The Steel Corset is an action packed Steampunk mystery with a brilliant and colourful cast of misfit superheroes racing about the streets of Victorian London solving crimes and uncovering secrets hidden within the past. A place where the dead may be gone but doesn't mean you can't talk to them, where a broken man can be rebuilt with machines and where even those you trust may betray you. A pacy and enjoyable read that is the first in this new series.