Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published September 20th, 2016 by Jimmy Patterson

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.

My thoughts…

I went back and forth with this book. In the beginning, as the story progressed, I frequently found myself losing interest and I made it to Chapter Five. I finally had to stop reading and decided I would pick it up at another time. The second time I picked it up, I read on because of Thomas Cresswell.

Thomas is undeniably awkward and he’s also incredibly charming. He and Audrey become close in their pursuit of Jack the Ripper and the romance between them is adorable. Thomas never assumes she can’t do something because of her gender and he’s very supportive of her extracurricular activities. His replies are always witty and sarcastic, he is aware of his marvelous deduction skills and vast knowledge, and this makes him arrogant, but he is caring, and loyal, and he makes me smile!

Despite having a difficult time holding my interest the first time around, I found myself enjoying the story when I picked it back up. I'm interested to see more of Thomas in the second book, and I’m a fan of vampires.


  1. I have seen really good things about this series. I want to try it at some point. I have had to set books aside a few times and it often does work much better at another time.

    1. For some reason, I don't really care for the main character Aubrey Rose. Hopefully that will change when I continue the series. I'm glad that I found time to pick it back up.