Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery

Release Date: September 20, 2016


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.


This book has been highly recommended by the Titas of @bookstagramers_ph and I wish I’ve read this sooner! I was actually scared to read this book because of the hype around it but this definitely was worth the hype!

This was set in the 1800s so I loved how the MC, Audrey Rose, was such a fierce and sassy girl who doesn’t care about what society thinks. She’s a bit eccentric because she loves helping her Uncle Jonathan in his lab, experimenting on cadavers (not something that’s so common for women in that time period). There she met Thomas Cresswell, the charming and smart apprentice of her Uncle. I loved their playful and witty banter as enemies to lovers trope’s my fave.

It was hard for me to guess who Jack the Ripper was and I was really surprised to know who it was towards the end of the book. This was an amazingly dark but fun read.

Favorite Quotes:

“Those who deserve respect are given it freely. If one must demand such a thing, he’ll never truly command it.”

“Some ghosts should remain good and buried, Niece.”
“And some ghosts come back to haunt us, Uncle.”

“Seeing the truth was never easy, especially when it revealed those closest to us could be monsters hidden in plain sight.”

Soundtrack: Suddenly by Jeremy Passion

Rating: Purple-FullPurple-FullPurple-FullPurple-FullPurple-Full

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14584166About the Author:

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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.

She is the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER quartet. The final installment, CAPTURING THE DEVIL, will be released on 9/10/19.

29 thoughts on “Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

  1. I’m fascinated by the whole Jack the Ripper legend. This book sounds amazing! Great review and thank you for introducing me to it as well as the author xxx


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  2. I love the idea of this book and the story behind it all – It’s quite creepy to think nobody ever found out Jack the Rippers identity, to this day even! Perhaps one day it will be revealed but who knows. The case definitely lends itself well to fiction and this sounds like a great story. Thanks for sharing Jen 💛

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  3. It sound ace! Actually something I would really enjoy right now. I like a good mystery and investigation. I am defo putting it on my to read list. Thank you for recommendation ❤️

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  4. I knew it! There’s a review! Forget I asked haha, I am glad you loved the book. This makes me more excited. Lovely review ate.

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  5. I’ve always been interested in Jack the Ripper stories, so this story peaks my interests. Horror and crime novels are two of my favourite genres and I like a strong female MC. Definitely giving this one a read.

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