Book Review – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco – 5 stars

Book Review – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco – 5 stars

Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I absolutely loved this historical novel, which I haven’t read much of lately unless it’s heavy on fantasy. But having loved Keri’s Kingdom of the Wicked series, I decided to try this. I’m glad I did. It was very different but just as exciting to read. I love a good murder mystery, and Keri pulls it off in both realistic and fantastical settings. 

If it wasn’t obvious from the title, this is based on Jack the Ripper with some historical liberties for the story. Audry Rose is a young woman close to coming of age in Victorian London, But rather than make a name for herself in polite society, she assists her uncle with postmortems against her father’s wishes.

What I liked…

I just loved the characters. They all bring something different to the story and treat Audry very differently so we can see who is overprotective of her and who is happy to let her do her own thing.

I love how she incorporated some historical accuracies into the story.

What I didn’t like…

Nothing worth mentioning.

Final thoughts…

It was one of the best YA books I’ve read in a good while and was an interesting Jack the Ripper story for sure. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series and following Audry and Thomas’ journey. 

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