Title: Stalking the Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson 2016
Genre: YA Horror
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Share a Tea; Library Love; Seasonal Series - Book from YA series
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.
A lot of book bloggers I follow have read this and loved it, so I put it on my short TBR. Fate stepped in and put it in my face on the featured books shelf at the library. I had to get it. I proceeded to devour this book in just a few days time. I loved the fictionalized account of Jack the Ripper complete with gorey details and some great new characters. Audrey Rose is a treat. I loved seeing a young woman wrestling with her love of fine things and her love of dissection and the medical sciences. So great! And Thomas is just perfect as her foil. The characters really have a Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes feel to them without making the book too derivative. I really enjoyed this volume and hope to grab the second on at the library soon.
Stalking Jack the Ripper:
- #1 Stalking Jack the Ripper
- #2 Hunting Prince Dracula
- #3 Escaping from Houdini
Next up on the TBR pile: