Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

Title – Stalking Jack the Ripper
Series – Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Author – Kerri Maniscalco
How I Got It – From the publisher
Pages – 352 pages
Publication Date – September 5th 2017 by jimmy patterson
ISBN – 9780316273510
My Rating – ★★★★/5

“He murdered women in cold blood. He terrorized an entire city. He taunted those of us who hunted him down.

But despite all of these horrors, in the end, I could not deny it… I was the girl who loved The Ripper.”

I received a copy of Stalking Jack the Ripper from Hachette New Zealand to review. DU-tKPaV4AAj4lp

I’d heard good things about this book but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I think the synopsis made me think this was going to focus more on a “love story” because Audrey was “the girl who loved The Ripper” but when I started the book I realised there was more than one kind of love which meant there was more than one suspect for the Ripper. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I’m not really into love stories (yes, I do have some exceptions) so I was glad that even though there was a love interest the story wasn’t focused on him. Or them. And Thomas was way to full of himself for me.

So I mentioned that there was more than one person that was close to Audrey and could also be Jack the Ripper. I had three people I suspected. I don’t want to say anything else here for people who haven’t read Stalking Jack the Ripper yet. But I will say that I got it down to two people and the guy who was revealed to be The Ripper wasn’t one of them.

I haven’t read anything about Jack the Ripper before this. All I knew of him is that he was a serial killer in London and was never caught. Oh and that he only killed women. Which isn’t really much to go on.

I loved that Audrey didn’t want to just marry someone her father chose and have kids. I’m not sure how she put up with her father to be honest. He drove me nuts just reading about all the rules he had for Audrey. I get that this was a different time but still. Thomas also drove me nuts. So I’m really not looking forward to him being in the second book at all.

I really enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper a lot more than I thought I would. I don’t know why I didn’t think this book wasn’t for me because I love murder/mystery books. And I loved that Maniscalco had me guessing who Jack the Ripper was all the way to the end.

Despite Thomas, I am looking forward to finding out what Audrey gets up to in Hunting Prince Dracula soon.

*Thank you Hachette New Zealand for sending me a copy to review*

– Aimee.

 

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