Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

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 i...

Details Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

TitleStalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
Release DateSep 20th, 2016
PublisherJimmy Patterson
Number of pages326 pages
GenreHistorical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery, Historical, Horror

Reviews Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

  • Sasha Alsberg
    This is the first book I've really enjoyed reading after my horrid book slump and I LOVED it! I need more of Kerri's writing in my life, especially with her amazing characters like bloody Jack ;)
  • Katerina
    Two words.Thomas Cresswell.Alright, of course there will be more words, I just needed to give you a proper motivation to grab this extraordinary book, and an obnoxiously yet damnably brilliant British boy seemed like a good idea. Now that I have your attention, let's move on, shall we? “One taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss Wadsworth.” Jack the Ripper.The Whitechapel Murderer. Leather Apron. Whatever you call him, he's still the sa...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Well that was a charming ending to a rather dark story. By that I mean the last three pages warmed my heart while the previous three hundred chilled my bones.Stalking Jack the Ripper was easily my most anticipated release of the second half of 2016. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I’m fascinated by the horrifying personage that was Jack the Ripper, but my curiosity (and disgust) cannot help but awake at the mention of him and his doings.K...
  • Emma Giordano
    3.5 Stars! I went very back and forth with this book. In the beginning, I absolutely adored the story but as it progressed, I frequently found myself loosing interest. Serial killers are a huge subject of fascination for me, so I was a little disappointed I didn't enjoy the story as much as everyone else. It's likely that my own expectations for the novel weren't fulfilled, which is why it wasn't a favorite. Despite all that, I did still enjoy it...
  • мαүғℓσωεя
    Recommended to me by this poo, ♡Ninjaflower ♡ and recommended to her (and me) by the lovely, ♡ Johanna ♡ (view spoiler)[ Happy now, guys??! (hide spoiler)]I felt like this book came out of nowhere and took everyone by surprise, I’m truly astonished. Stalking Jack the Ripper is narrated by Audrey Rose, a seventeen-year old girl who comes from an affluent family during the late 1880’s. Despite the expectations suited for her by societ...
  • Nastassja
    Buddy-read with my colleague Dr. Katerina. If you need your heart cut out or, perhaps, lobotomy - we are humbly proposing our services to you.There’s nothing better than a little danger dashed with some romance.Okay, okay, I swear, I was going to start this review with a picture of human anatomy to prove you how serious this book is, and that a knife is not a child's toy (I am referring to the cover where a heroine holds the aforementioned knif...
  • Ben Alderson
    Really interesting novel, but didnt fully grab me! I will be reading book two, because know the story and world has been explained and I have a better understanding of the characters, I think I might enjoy the following books!
  • Amber Robertson
    EDIT 01/02/16: I've been thinking about it, and this is definitely a 5 not a 4. So, just re-rating like the fool I am. EDIT 23/12/16: This is officially my first hardcover I own. “Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.” Stalking Jack the Ripper was a book I was expecting to hate. Why? Purely because I have a habit of hating popular book...
  • Natalie Monroe
    "Lord help the girl he set those eyes for good. His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming. I was thankful I wasn't the the kind of girl to lose my mind over a handsome face." I originally gave this two stars, but the more I thought about it, the more pissed off I felt. Stalking Jack the Ripper is what happens if you drop a girl with 21st century "feminist" ideas in the Victorian era. Everything about Audrey Rose, from her spee...
  • Caitlin
    "There’s nothing better than a little danger dashed with some romance." I don't think I've ever felt so accomplished as I did when my theory for the identity of Jack the Ripper was proved correct. I literally ran into my mum's room and screamed in excitement and did a little happy dance. I love mysteries and I like to think that I'm pretty good at putting clues together and I was so happy that I worked this one out. Although I hardly read myste...
  • Joel (Throne of books)
    *ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*   Inspired by the infamously unsolved case, Kerri Maniscalco's thrilling debut creates a mysterious atmosphere in this remarkable tale of buried secrets and unthinkable truths.   Audrey Rose Wadsworth is not your ordinary modern Victorian girl. While being groomed to be the perfect young lady, she sets out a different path for herself. Secretly apprenticing in forensics by her uncles side she ...
  • Lindsay Cummings
    Literally SO good!! GIRL POWER!! Loved how dark and chilling it is :)
  • Kerri
    ***update***For those who are interested, the first chapter is up on Entertainment Weekly. Enjoy!!! <333*******i am THRILLED to share these characters with all of you, dear readers and friends. my main character, Audrey Rose, is a kick-butt sort of girl, one who refuses to fit into the corseted mold society places on her, choosing to carve her own way in the world instead. she fights for these women's stor...
  • Stacee
    This book had me at the title, so I couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on it.Love love love Audrey. She's easily one of my favorite MCs. She's smart and snarky and stands up for what she wants and believes in, even if society deems it improper. Thomas is absolutely delightful. Their flirting and banter was almost more than I could handle. I absolutely loved every scene with the two of them.The plot was a bit slow at the beginning, but quickly g...
  • Mila BlackSheep BS
    False Feminism on Stalking Jack the Ripper, Plus Other Offensive Stuff I know what you all must be thinking; she’s finally back! Oh my friends, you have spent such a long time without an asshole on your Goodreads feed systematically disliking and complaining about the books you love. But fear not! I am back! (for this review anyways) and with a new beloved book to complain about. I know, I know, I missed you guys too (for real) so I’m going t...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    January BOTM read for Rachel E. Carter YA Book Club 5/5 stars AMAZING. BRILLIANT. CAPTURED ME WITHIN THE FIRST FEW PAGES AND NEVER LET GO.I am sooooo leery with period YA books. Some are just too detailed or too bogged down in boring moments, even some I love had parts I wished to skim read through... not this book. I loved every single moment. Perhaps it was the element of horror that kept me riveted???? It was like The Madman’s Daughter and T...
  • Sophie
    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the author. This in no way impacted on my view.After my Easter holidays, I went back to uni and knew the next few months would be hectic. It was may last semester, I had one essay and three exams, and then I would graduate. So, like any self respecting student, I decided to find a new tv show to binge. My choice: Ripper Street. In about ten days, I watched all four series of it, and became somewhat obsessed ...
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    7 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:Bear McCreary – Jack the RipperAsbjørn – Bones Bad BonesSleeping At Last – Bad bloodGenre: historical mystery, YAStuff: Jack the Ripper, real photosFail: gruesome detailsWOW: Mr. CresswellPOV: 1st pers...
  • Taneika
    I give up, I'm done. I've been trying to read this book and get into it for OVER A MONTH and it just isn't doing it for me. I try and give books around 100 pages to pull me in somewhat before giving up, and it took me so long to get to that point alone. So far this book has been incredibly boring, slow paced and the writing is average at best.
  • Richard Denney
    4 STARS!I’m going to be honest, when I was reading the first 100 pages of this, I thought “This isn’t incredibly original but it is fun.” It has that basic Victorian Mystery vibe to it, which I don’t mind because I love it and I’d read many more of these basic Victorian whodunits because I’m a sucker for the Victorian era, mainly supernatural stuff and mysteries. But I was expecting something different from this, I don’t know why,...
  • Marissa
    I love, love, love this book so much. It is fantastic. I love Audrey Rose and Thomas. Thomas definitely made it onto my fictional boyfriends list and gosh... I cannot wait for the second book to come out. I love what Kerri Maniscalco did with the murders and how everything played out in the end. I love the details and the characters and the plot and really just everything about this novel. An extra plus to this novel is because I cried. Over the ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    "He murdered women in cold blood. He terrorized an entire city. He taunted those of us who hunted him down. But despite all these horrors, in the end, I could not deny it...I was the girl who loved The Ripper." Bloody brilliant! This book has it all, a lovely victorian setting, tests of family loyalty, an entertaining romance and a dangerous mystery in the form of gripping, horrid serial killings. Audrey Rose is a smart, beautiful, young, free th...
  • A.G. Howard
    Already read it, and LOVED it. Such a great heroine! Strong and savvy. I can't wait for this creepy and atmospheric book to hit the shelves! <3
  • Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
    Originally posted on Super Space Chick:Personal Thoughts: I love all things Jack the Ripper! I’ve always found his case to be mysterious and intriguing so pretty much anytime a book wants to further explore the possibilities surrounding his murders, I count myself in. Add to that a female main character pushing the boundaries of societal norms in Victorian London and I am even more enthused.Plot Summary: Audrey Rose is an atypical seventeen yea...
  • Maria (Netherreads)
    I'm giving this a 3.5 star rating I enjoyed reading this book and I like the historical aspect of it but I found it too predictable and I didn't like the instalove between the two main characters- and I wasn't so surprised to find out who Jack the Ripper was I kind of figured it out before they even said it... I will make my review lateractual review spoilers may be present:Hiya Guys- Welcome to the Nether! today I'm going to be talking about Sta...
  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    Audrey is such a sassy independent woman. Half Indian and English. Sometimes her snobbery gets the best of her. Also she doesn't stop mentioning how independent she can be, gets a tad annoying. And she ends up sounding condescending. I also find her very reckless. I kind of felt like I was following her trials to be this modern day independent woman than the whole mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper instead. And then there's Thomas Cresswell who ...
  • Tabby
    THE REVIEWWhy this book?This just jumped out at me! I had to read it!!!What I thoughtI enjoyed this book very much. I just loved the characters,Thomas has got to be my favorite though. Although i'm not forgetting Audrey Rose she was a absolutely delightful leading lady. I just loved the banter between her and Thomas and of course the flirting. As for the story it was a bit slow at the beginning, but quickly gained momentum. Got to admit I was sup...
  • Giulia
    This was the place nightmares came to be inspired. I'm probably feeling way too giddy for someone who just finished reading a book about serial killings, but what can I say? It feels so good to be back to reading, especially since this book was positively exhilarating. It had that Infernal Devices vibe that I adore, with a little bit of The Diviners and a whole lot of uniqueness. The case of Jack the Ripper and the brutal murders that occurred in...
  • Angel Erin
    2015-12-01 won a free copy of Stalking Jack the Ripper By: Kerri Maniscalco in a Twitter giveaway! #ThankYou!I'm giving Stalking Jack the Ripper all the stars!! I love anything set in Victorian London and I am also intrigued by anything Jack the Ripper. This book blends all of that PLUS forensic science, detective work, and a bad ass female MC. #MainCharacterOnPointI really love Audrey Rose's character and that she ...