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Stalking Jack the Ripper di Kerri Maniscalco
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Stalking Jack the Ripper (edizione 2016)

di Kerri Maniscalco (Autore), James Patterson (Prefazione)

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller! Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion... 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. The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.… (altro)
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Titolo:Stalking Jack the Ripper
Autori:Kerri Maniscalco (Autore)
Altri autori:James Patterson (Prefazione)
Info:jimmy patterson (2016), 336 pages
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3* I wanted to love this but just couldn't. Maybe it is because I listened to the audio book vs. read it myself. What it comes down to was the main character. I found Audrey Rose irritating. I like that the author was trying to write a strong female main character, but something about her rubbed me the wrong way... or maybe it was how she was read. Audrey Rose just didn't feel like a strong character. She was supposed to be ahead of her time and such a feminist yet she was either trying to convince herself that she didn't need a man and then on the other page thinking about the main love interest or she couldn't figure out one piece of the mystery which ended up baffling me how she was supposed to be so intelligent like every other man was saying in the book when she wasn't able to put together one piece of the puzzle.

I enjoyed the mystery part of this book and felt like I should have "seen it coming" but I didn't for some reason.

Unfortunately I don't think this book will stick with me, but I would like to read the second book in the series just to see whether Audrey Rose grows on me. ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
This book was an enthralling take of the classic “Jack the Ripper” historical mystery. Audrey Rose Wadsworth is a young girl in love with forensics. She secretly studies dead bodies with her uncle, despite how unfitting that is for a girl, especially for a girl of her status. There is some romance, but in my opinion it does not overrule the main plot, which is Audrey Rose trying to uncover the mystery of who Jack the Ripper really is.

I hardly wanted this book to end and I was kind of sad when it did. Luckily, sequels exist! ( )
  Akacya | Feb 28, 2021 |
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Seventeen year old Audrey Rose is nothing like the other girls her age. Even though she is the daughter to a lord and lives a life of wealth and privilege, she is not happy with the afternoon tea parties and the company of other women of her class. She is apprenticing by her Uncle, who is running a forensic medicine laboratory. Her Uncle is very well known to Scotland Yard and one that is often summoned whenever a gruesome crime comes up and his services are required. Among others, he is the one to examine a murdered body and Audrey Rose is there for the postmortem lessons. You see, when she works by her Uncle, she is learning. She learns about the human body, inside and outside and she is in the path of science, one that could possibly lead to some revelation or cure in the future.

Audrey Rose lost her mother a few years back. She was ill herself and mother caught the feverish disease from her. But Audrey Rose lived and her mother died and even though the both of them got ill, her brother and father never did. So, there must have been a reason for what happened and maybe, maybe one day someone would find out. Till then she would continue alongside her Uncle, despite her father’s objection. Her father is not in good terms with his brother ever since Audrey’s mother died. Truth be told, her father asked for his brother’s help to save his wife, only he did it too late, when nothing could be done. Even so, Audrey’s Uncle tried to no avail. So, having his daughter work with the brother that could not save his beloved wife, was not something he would ever agree to. Especially when this included cadavers. And at the same time he was trying to keep his children close to him, in the confined walls of his house and away from deadly germs that could possibly harm them.

In the midst of all this, the Whitechapel Murderer, Leather Apron, Jack the Ripper spreads his darkness over London. People and especially women, prostitutes mostly, are no afraid to walk the East End streets at late hour of the night, for fear they may become his next victims. Audrey Rose and her Uncle are part of the investigation of his first victims and what they face is unlike anything even her Uncle has faced before. Jack the Ripper is so cruel with his victims. Soon enough things get out of hand. Thankfully for Audrey Rose, her Uncle’s other apprentice, Thomas Cresswell is on her side, trying to clear the fog that covers Jack the Ripper and his atrocious crimes.

I really liked Audrey Rose in this first book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. She is a woman of her time and of the future as well. Back then, women were considered to be fragile creatures that would faint in view of blood. They were supposed to be under a male’s protection and be interested only about their household, embroidery, fashion and gossips. But Audrey Rose is different. She likes dressing in her horsebacks instead of her flock and slippers and she has an investigative mind, one that seeks progress on all the important things in life.

Thomas Cresswell was also a very interesting character in the book. He reminded me so much of Sherlock Holmes, that I wasn’t sure if I was going to like him after all. Eventually I came to really like that strange character. He is a very clever person and it is portrayed extremely well. He is not very good in interpersonal relationships, which is a sign of intelligence, but he is extremely good at investigation and putting clues together in order to come to a reliable conclusion about almost everything, just like Sherlock.

Truth be told, this is a pretty decent book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book. It’s a pretty well written book, which for me is a mix of retellings. One of Jack the Ripper’s story, for which we get the author’s version, and that of Sherlock Holmes, where we have Thomas Cresswell as Sherlock and Audrey Rose Wadsworth as professor Watson. I was not head over hills over this one, but it was okay. I’ll have a better view when I get to the next book in the series. ( )
  GeorgiaKo | Dec 1, 2020 |
This was book was an absolute pleasure to read. I loved and devoured this book. For years Jack the Ripper has fascinated me from the complex murders to who committed the crime. I loved the twists and turns. Yes, the author took some historical liberties with her story, but I did not mind. I enjoyed being emerced into the world of Victorian London. Audrey Rose is truly a woman out of her time. She would be hailed these days as a genius, but alas she was born in a different time. She is a smart sassy heroine that captures our souls and refuses to let go. Thomas Cresswell is amazing, a Sherlock Holmes type young man. I loved the dynamic between the two young medical students. If you're looking for a good thrilling read, then pick up this amazing debut novel. Give it a go, you won't be sorry.

Now bring on book two. I need this now ( )
  AndreaWay | Nov 15, 2020 |
I did not enjoy this book - it was a struggle .. 2 stars for just being a book and one that remotely had a plot and the blood and descriptions and photos were cool. The rest of it was NOT FUN and I DID NOT enjoy it.

It started off interesting, I thought it'd be cool, but it progressed slow like a snail and I wanted to sleep through it. It did not get exciting and I will definitely not be continuing this series - shame. ( )
  ashezbookz | Oct 20, 2020 |
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller! Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion... 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. The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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