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

Customer Reviews of Stalking Jack The Ripper

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved everything about this book! **I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** What I Loved There’s a lot of hype surrounding this book and I’m really glad that for once I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoyed reading this book! There’s some books that suck you in and you have to read quickly but this was the kind of book I could take my time to enjoy which I loved. There’s so much detail that you could miss if you read it too quickly! I think the part I loved the most was the atmosphere of this book. It’s supposed to be a horror book but I don’t know if I’d go that far. It’s more of a gothic book, with dead bodies and murder but nothing horribly scary. Our main character is learning how to do autopsies so there’s some details surrounding that but I mostly just found it really cool. I have no idea how accurate it was but it was all believable to me! I was also interested in that time period as well (one of my favs!) and I thought it was really cool how the historical event in this book was the serial killer Jack the Ripper. In historical books we’re often shown either the war or the political side of things with the queen. It was just a really unique take of historical fiction. My next favourite part was our main character Audrey Rose. She was everything I’ve ever wanted in a female heroine. I loved how she was always pushing the boundaries of society. She didn’t like that people could tell her that she couldn’t be a scientist when that’s what she really loved. She even made a point to wear pants because she hated being forced into dresses sometimes. I just really loved her energy and spirit to do what she wanted no matter the consequences. What I didn't Love I don’t think there’s a whole lot I didn’t like about this book. I would have loved to see more of that romance but that’s only because it was so good I needed more. I think the only reason that this didn’t get 5 stars from me was that it was a teeny bit predictable at some points and it just didn’t give me the overwhelming feeling a five star book gives me. That’s all personal opinion though because it was a really well written book. Who I'd Recommend To I think that people who enjoy a little bit of a darker read would really love this book. Also if you’re interested in history then it’s a good book for you to pick up. The whole book really is as interesting as the summary makes it out to be!
Date published: 2016-12-07
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