{Review} Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

September 13, 2018 Reviews, Young Adult 1 ★★★★★

{Review} Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson
Pages: 326
Published by Jimmy Patterson on September 20, 2016
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Thrillers & Suspense, dark
Source: Bought
five-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.

Also in this series: Escaping from Houdini
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YA Review My Thoughts

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is such a fantastic story. It is the type of book that has you excited from the very first page until long after you have finished the last page. It is the first book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, and I hope this is one long series, because I can already tell I am never going to get enough of these books. (and curse me and my researching ways…I just discovered from goodreads that the 4th book will be in the final book in the series, and now that I have read books 2 and 3 I am mourning that fact!)

Stalking Jack The Ripper, we meet our heroine, Audrey Rose. I really liked Audrey. She is a strong young lady, and I could totally relate to some of her eccentricities. I get what it is like to truly enjoy something that most people just don’t get. Audrey loves working with her uncle in his lab, in a time where it was unheard of for women to work on cadavers and dissections and some of the more grotesque sciences, Audrey ate it all up! I really enjoyed her character as well as the host of other characters we meet in Stalking Jack The Ripper, like her uncle, the detective, her brother Nathaniel, and her uncle’s apprentice, Thomas. I thought the whole cast of characters was great!

And I loved that the subject of the first mystery was the infamous Jack the Ripper. I love books surrounding Jack the Ripper because most of us are already at least a little familiar with his tale. Plus, I love a London setting. I won’t say it was the most surprising uncovering of the killer ever, but I don’t care one iota. Because I thoroughly enjoyed every single moment of this book. I really and truly loved it. I have read it two times now (which is a lot for a murder mystery, since I already knew all the twists and turns when I picked it up the second time) and I enjoyed it every bit as much the second go around as I did the first time. Which says a lot about the quality of writing and story telling in Stalking Jack The Ripper. If you have not yet read this book or this series, it is one you do not want to miss out on!

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About James Patterson

In January, 2010, The New York Times Magazine featured James Patterson on its cover and hailed him as having “transformed book publishing.” Time magazine named him “The Man Who Can’t Miss,” and he is a two-time Children’s Choice Book Award “Author of the Year” nominee, a designation decided on by more than 15,000 children and teen readers.

In the past three years, James Patterson has sold more books than any other author (according to Bookscan), and in total, James’s books have sold an estimated 260 million copies worldwide. Since 2006, one out of every seventeen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children’s bestsellers lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year—a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling titles by a single author (76 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.

From his James Patterson Pageturner Awards (which rewarded groups and individuals for creative and effective ways of spreading the joy of reading) to his website ReadKiddoRead.com (which helps adults find books that kids are sure to love) to his regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading. His critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list at #1 and remained there for twelve straight weeks. The series has so far made ninety-four cumulative appearances on The New York Times bestsellers lists, proving that kids of all ages love page turners. He captured the attention of boy readers with Daniel X series, and his third series for readers of all ages debuted in December 2009 with Witch & Wizard, which spent five consecutive weeks atop the New York Times bestsellers list.

One of Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100, James made a guest appearance on the popular FOX TV show “The Simpsons” in March, 2007.

About Kerri Maniscalco

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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