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Stalking Jack the Ripper

Everything: 5/5

World: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Writing: 4/5

Review in a sentence: Such an amazing mystery, with so astonishing characters I can't wait to reread it.


Author: Kerri Maniscalo

Goodreads Review: 3.98 (May 2021)

Pages: 327

Genre: Historical Mystery

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.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, it was so unique in so many different ways, we had an awesome Victorian setting, with characters who fitted perfectly, but still where years ahead of their time, a serial killer with a completely different motiv, a lovely romance and so much more. Audrey Rose and Thomas have my whole heart, they worked perfectly together and were so funny to read about. Even though sometimes I went crazy cause they misinterpreted everything. Their romance was so pure and made me want to habe my epic love story between a bunch of corpse I just cut open. The teasing from Thomas and the seriousness from Audrey Never made it boring and i could probably read 30 books about them, especially when the side characters would appear as well. There were so many off them, with not a lot of appearance and I still loved or hated them with a passion. Mrs Harvey and Lady Everleigh were so amazing I could probably write a 10 pages essay about there 6 sentences in 4 books. Also to have a serial killer instead of a normal one made it a lot more interesting, normally I would search for connections between the murderer and the corpse but here there just weren’t any. I actually worked out a concept for solving mystery books only for this one, so I was able to identify the killer, but it was really not easy and I had a few gaps. One thing I also loved was the world, it is set in London in 1888, so it was really easy to get I to cause I knew already all parts of the „world“ and still could experience this different scene and experience a new setting. I only have one big problem with this book, it deserve definitely a place in my top three mystery book list, but there are already three who deserve that as well so now I am in a constant trouble and just can‘t decide.

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