Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday .... Stalking Jack The Ripper

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
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 debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget. 
The Jack The Ripper case has always fascinated me. I think it's the fact that it remains unsolved, and that it is so easy to theorize and become immersed in. This novel is said to include period photos to heighten the reading experience, and I am really curious what Kerri is going to do with the Jack The Ripper tale. It also doesn't hurt that it seems to have a complex, interesting main character who also happens to be female!

Expected release date - September 20, 2016

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