Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Published by Jimmy Patterson on September 20th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical, Romance
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
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Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...
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.
The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
Oh my, why did I wait so long to read this?! I was lucky to have gotten an ARC of this at BEA16 when it was in Chicago and I cannot believe that I not only waited to read this after it published but after its sequel published! I loved it so much that I am going to be reading Hunting Prince Dracula fairly soon within the new year.
I ended up really like Audrey Rose. I know a few people who didn’t really like her as a character, but I ended up really liking her. What I really loved, or rather I should say WHO, was Thomas. Oh my lord there were times when I was listening or reading and he said something and I just cracked up and laughed out loud. I remember driving home and he said something and a snort came out. I really enjoyed his character and I really enjoyed the developing relationship between Audrey Rose and Thomas!
I will say that the mystery aspect was fairly predictable and I had actually known who the killer was at page 56. I kid you not, I told my husband at page 56 who I thought the killer was and at the very end when it was revealed, I was correct. But even though it was predictable, it was a lot of fun to read and I really enjoyed the story itself.
I loved Kerri Maniscalco’s writing and I highly recommend this for anyone looking for an easy historical mystery with some awesome characters!
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