Book 1 in the Stalking Jack The Ripper Series
Published in 2016 by Little Brown
Page Count: 318
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
This was my third time reading this book, and honestly, it was every bit as thrilling as the first two reads, giving me all of those amazing Cressworth swoony feelings, and so much more!
When my copy of the third book featuring these amazing characters arrived, I couldn’t help but indulge in a re read of the first two installments, and I’m definitely going to start Hunting Prince Dracula right away!!
I love Maniscalco’s eerie prose, how she has weaved such a heartbreaking but equally mysterious and most definitely chilling tale, set against the backdrop of Victorian London amidst the Whitechapel Murders.
What I enjoy the most about re reads is the foreshadowing! Well, and Thomas and Audrey Rose, of course. Both characters are exceptionally exquisite, and their banter and chemistry just leap off the page!
Even though I knew what was to come, it was just such a pleasure to re read! The mystery was every bit as thrilling as the first two times, and Nathaniel’s story ARC still gives me feels, I swoon for Thomas and admire Audrey Rose always!