(Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
by Kerri Maniscalco
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Publication Date: September 20th 2016
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction | Mystery
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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. (Goodreads)
I didn't know if I was going to be able to fit Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco into my Halloween Reads Week, but thankfully I was able to, and I'm so glad to finally read the book! This book had the perfect amount of creepy, just what I look for in my Halloween Reads!
The main character in the story, Audrey Rose Wadsworth, is really awesome. She was born into a life of money and privilege, but she'd give it all up in a second to practice forensic medicine, which she just happens to be awesome at. I can't imagine being a woman during this time period, because I would totally rage at all the men for thinking that women are weak and can't handle all the things that Audrey totally handled.
I was completely fascinated by the time period and setting for the story. I love books during this period. The author did a really great job with the descriptions in the book. I could picture everything perfectly in my mind, even some of the forensic things that had me squirming just a bit. Ha! But, Audrey Rose was awesome, and handled it like the professional that she wants so badly to be. I always envy people that can do this, as I certainly cannot.
Overall; Stalking Jack the Ripper was a great addition to my Halloween Reads week! I really can't wait for the sequels to see what Miss Audrey Rose is up to next!