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.
“It’s too bad,” I said. “Your reputation will be completely ruined once people discover I saved you.”
“Destroy it for all I care.” Thomas laughed outright. “You can save me again if it ends with a kiss.”
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
This is her debut novel
I love rereading. I could 100% see myself reread this.
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Is this a part of a challenge?
This is the book chosen for April for The Cursed Book Club.
Who would you recommend this for?
Is everyone an answer? Anyone who loves historical fiction, true crime, horror with a little romance sprinkled in.
To give this book any lower than a 5 star rating would be doing it a great disservice in my opinion. This had the perfect blend of historical facts mixed with creativity. Maniscalco’s debut novel is absolutely breathtaking from start to finish.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with true crime. Still to this day if I watch television I’m most likely watching some sort of documentary about a murderer. Blame this one on my mother. She was always watching documentaries and shows like CSI, Law and Order, anything that was considered weird or gory.
Jack the Ripper has always been one that fascinated me. How could someone who committed such brutal acts never be actually discovered. Sure, there’s theories, but nothing has ever been proven. The author using this open ended case to build such a creepy and fascinating scenario is absolutely amazing to me.
I can’t even right now. I’m creeped out, but completely thrilled and fascinated. I can’t wait to read the next novel. I absolutely adore Audrey Rose and Thomas. I want moooooore.
Until next time,