Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
First thing to note, this book is not intended to be historically accurate. It takes some of the events that occurred at the time, twisting them into a new narrative, which I found intriguing.
I wasn't sure what I was in for going into this book, but I certainly wasn't expecting such vivid descriptions of autopsies! It was a little off-putting at first, mainly because I wasn't prepared for it, but once I got used the descriptions, they really brought something else to the story.
I really love Audrey-Rose. It must have been so challenging to be an intelligent woman in that time, where it wasn't a woman's place to be educated. She manages to find workarounds to pursue her interests, even against the wishes of her controlling father.
The plot twist in this book was great! I will admit, I did manage to suss it out fairly early on, but I tend to make it my mission to figure out plot twists before they're revealed.
Overall, a very enjoyable read, and I'm looking forward to continue on with this series!
Read the summary below:
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.