Stalking Jack the Ripper was 100% not what I expected. When I started, I assumed it would be a cheesy, somewhat creepy, period romance. I was very, very wrong.
Stalking Jack the Ripper tells the story of Audrey Rose Wadsworth and how her obscene fascination with dead bodies gets her into a ton of trouble. Audrey is super witty and kind of gross, in an endearing way of course. She has a passion for forensic biology – which during her time really only includes one thing – autopsies. Which is incredibly inappropriate for a woman to be taking part in, not that she cares ONE BIT. In fact, it really only makes her enjoy it more.
This book was twisty, if that makes any sense. Audrey went back and forth with her theories about who Jack really was – all of whom seem to be different men in her life. The best part is that, because of Audrey’s obsessions, and who she surrounds herself with, there wasn’t really a clear answer for me as the reader when it came down to figuring out the killer’s identity. I love not being able to figure things out until the end. Unfortunately, with YA books, it’s usually all too easy. The mystery with Stalking Jack the Ripper made it even more enjoyable.
It’s an incredibly appealing novel for those who adore historical fiction. AND FOR THOSE WHO ADORE OVERLY-CHARMING MEN. Thomas Cresswell is 100% a book boyfriend to add to the ever-growing list, for sure.
This book has just about everything that speaks to me on a spiritual level; witty boys and serial killers. The only thing missing was magic – we’ll see where the rest of this series takes us. The next book, Hunting Prince Dracula, may give me just what I want…
- YA Fantasy
- Written by Kerri Maniscalco
- Published by Jimmy Patterson in September 2016
- 326 Pages
- Start Date: May 13, 2017
- Finish Date: May 15, 2017
- Plot – 5
- Characters – 5
- Writing Style – 5
- Entertainment Value – 5
- Cover – 5