Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper is a who-dunnit with a difference, as Audrey Wadsworth tries to hunt down the infamous Jack the Ripper.
I found Stalking Jack the Ripper a mixed bag. Maniscalco’s debut novel is well written and Audrey is an interesting and likable protagonist – a young woman born in a privileged family who is intent on following her passion for forensic science under her uncles tutelage. The premise is fantastic.
But, the romantic interest was heavy handed and seemed to be forced in there for the sake of it. The leading man’s feeling seemed to come out of no-where and the protagonists obliviousness seemed insincere. I would have preferred to have no romance at all and let the mystery and Audrey take center stage.
That said, if you looking for an interesting read, Stalking Jack the Ripper is not a bad option.