Book Review: Stalking Jack The Ripper By Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the RipperStalking Jack The Ripper By Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical, Horror
Pages: 326 pages
Published: September 20th 2016
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

My Review: This is a book I have been putting off reading for quite sometime. I am very interested in Jack the Ripper. I feel I was just worried I wasn’t going to like this. I was completely wrong.

I loved reading about the characters in this book. I enjoyed reading about the main character, Audrey Rose. She comes from this wealthy family where she is suppose to act like a lady and be proper. She would rather dissect dead bodies and help her uncle solve murders. She would risk her life to continue doing the one thing she loves and I had a lot of respect for her. The other character I really enjoyed was Thomas. I loved how he used his observation skills to help figure out clues for the case they worked on. He reminded me a lot of Sherlock Holmes which I really liked. He was very charming and had a lot of passion.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was the descriptions. I love how I could picture ever scene in my head. I really enjoy when a author is very descriptive. I was happy she went into detail with the death scenes. The deaths are very important when it comes to Jack the Ripper.  I could tell she put a lot of research into how he did his killings. The bloodier the better!

The only thing I didn’t really like about this book was the romance. I felt like it was a bit forced and didn’t really need to be in the story. I understand it adds to the story. I also like Audrey Rose and Thomas together but for a bit of the story I didn’t really care for it. I really just came to read about Jack the Ripper and the killings he did. Romance is the last thing I think of when I think of him.

Overall I really enjoyed this book a lot. I was completely surprised by the ending. A part of me didn’t think we would actually find out who Jack the Ripper was. It ended up being a very shocking conclusion. I can’t wait to see what Kerri comes up with next. I already pre-ordeded Hunting Prince Dracula. I can’t wait to get a copy of Meeting Thomas Cresswell. I also saw that Kerri has a tour stop at Books of Wonder on September 22nd which I plan to go to.

Have you guys read Stalking Jack The Ripper? If so, what did you think of it? Also if any of you guys plan to go to Books of Wonder on September 22nd please let me know. I would love to meet you guys. I enjoy meeting new people with the same interests as me.


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