Stalking Jack The Ripper

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

byKerri Maniscalco

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A #1New York TimesBestseller!
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, #1New York Timesbestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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A #1New York TimesBestseller!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 bef...

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City, 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.Stalking Jack...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031627349X

ISBN - 13:9780316273497

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review from Giselle at Book Nerd Canada Audrey is such a sassy independent woman. Half Indian and English. Sometimes her snobbery gets the best of her. Also she doesn't stop mentioning how independent she can be, gets a tad annoying. And she ends up sounding condescending. I also find her very reckless. I kind of felt like I was following her trials to be this modern day independent woman than the whole mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper instead. And then there's Thomas Cresswell who is an infuriating insufferable know-it-all. I couldn't stand him. There was not a whole lot for me to like with any of the characters and that made my reading experience a bit uncomfortable. There was hardly any plot either. The day-to-day rebellings of Audrey and her stolen glances at Thomas made up most of the book. The murders were shockingly detailed and I did feel faint at one point. I also have to say kudos for adding in photos that scared me only because I was reading at night and I was not expecting to see a man with leprosy or you know a dead body. I'm not sure which parts were real about Jack the Ripper, but I'm sure the Kerri Maniscalco used her research wisely. *shrugs* I thought I was going to go down the rabbit hole and turn up in one of the greatest retellings, but I was sadly mistaken. It wasn't the greatest mystery as to who the villain was, and the writing was decent. But I just felt so torn between Audrey's need for independence, her romance with the most annoying man ever and her need to solve the Jack the Ripper case. Also I didn't know this was from James Patterson's YA imprint, guess he wants in on the YA popularity that's exploding. I have to mention that this cover is white-washed. She's described as being bi-racial, but it doesn't show on the cover. At least make your characters on the cover as the same in the story. There's no reason to white wash at all.
Date published: 2016-09-30

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"Dark and suspenseful...this book kept me guessing until its final, terrifying scenes."-Anna Carey, author of the EVE trilogy