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Book Review | STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, by Kerri Maniscalco

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Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)by Kerri Maniscalco

Publish Date: September 20, 2016
Published by: Jimmy Patterson Books
Pages: 336
Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Mystery
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)

Synopsis:

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 debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.


My Review:

I’m not really big on mysteries to be honest (and yet I ended up reading two at the same time somehow), so I wasn’t completely sure I would be interested in this. But, I love all things that take place in Victorian England, plus Jack the Ripper is grotesquely interesting to read about, so I thought I might enjoy this (plus I also got the ARC of Hunting Prince Dracula at BookCon so…kind of felt like I should at least give it a try).

Turns out, I kind of loved it! Continue reading “Book Review | STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, by Kerri Maniscalco”