Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Published September 20th 2016
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.
I thought this book was okay but it definitely didn’t live up to the hype for me.
I really liked the concept but the plot was really slow and kind of boring at times. I had to really push myself to pick this book up instead of starting something else. The writing style was okay but it was a little bit off to me. I don’t know if it was because it was oddly modern or something else but it felt like it was written like a contemporary rather than a historical book.
The characters were pretty annoying to me. The main character, Audrey Rose, had so much potential but she ended up falling flat. She was incredibly stubborn and not in a good way. She made so many idiotic decisions. She was also easily distracted which was really annoying.
Overall, I didn’t like the main character which was the biggest down fall of this book for me. I could have looked past the boring plot and odd writing style but I couldn’t connect with the characters at all.
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