2021 Book Review Book Reviews Horror Mystery

Stalking Jack The Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.


Stalking Jack the Ripper was crazy… the end. The plot was amazing and every twist and turn got me even more hooked on the story. I feel like a lot of times, when you read a mystery novel you have one suspect that you think is most guilty and you might change your number one suspect based on new clues, but you’ll always have someone who you think is guilty. That really wasn’t the case in this story (and I mean this in a good way). I really thought every character, except for the actual guilty party, was guilty at one point in the story. I kept jumping from suspect to suspect with no real ideas as to why I thought them guilty. Every time I thought I had one definite suspect, something in the story would happen to tell me otherwise. Basically, this plot continued to surprise me and I loved it all the same.


Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell had an awesome dynamic. Their constant banter and Audrey’s want to out do Thomas was fun to read. These two are definitely my favorite characters, but I feel like if you met Thomas in real life, he’s one of those people you find insufferable but still don’t have the heart to not be friends with. When you truly think about his character he was actually a jerk but you still couldn’t help but like him. This is exactly what happened in the story so I guess he’s just one of those people. 😂

I really did not see the true identity of the Ripper coming and now that I now who his identity was in the story, I feel like I should’ve seen it a mile away. He was the only person I didn’t truly suspect and I feel like that should’ve sent up red flags. Looking back on the story, he should’ve been the number one suspect and I feel really dumb now that I didn’t see it.


Stalking Jack the Ripper was an exciting novel that set a perfect, thrilling mood. I was honestly expecting this story to be a little more eerie, but there was still a perfect amount of suspense that atoned for that. This was a truly unique story that was entertaining and enthralling.

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