By Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Published by Jimmy Patterson
on September 20, 2016
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.
This has been on my TBR for ages. I’d heard really good things about it from some bookish friends, so I finally checked out a copy from the library.
I love a good mystery, especially combined with historical fiction, so I was excited to read this. I liked its take on the Jack the Ripper mystery, and I loved the main character Audrey Rose’s unabashed feminism.
The romance was fine, but I found the story a little slow at times and the book felt a bit too long. I was also disappointed in what I thought was a very obvious reveal to the mystery (I solved it very very early on), but as I’ve said before, because I read so many mysteries and thrillers, I think I’m very hard to surprise, so other readers may have a totally different experience with the mystery element.
Overall, I thought this was a good book. I really liked Audrey Rose, and I’ve already added book two, Hunting Prince Dracula, to my TBR!