'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.'

I loved this book.

 I had heard such great things about this book, so I was excited about jumping into it. Thankfully it lived up to the hype.

This book showed a scientific approach to the unsolved murders of Jack the Ripper. Audrey Rose Was a strong female character who was completely dedication to her forensic studies, in a time when such activities were not what a proper lady participated in.

With photos scattered throughout the story, this addition really enhanced the reading experience. Having the photos in this book made me feel more included in the story being told, like I was participating instead of just reading about it.

I loved the forensic aspect of this story, the descriptions; while utterly disgusting, really drew you in and kept you completely engrossed in the story.

Audrey Rose's determination and passion for education really appealed to me. She was in an era when these pursuits weren't for women, yet she knew that knowledge is power and wasnt going to be deterred from following her passion.

The crux of the story was of course finding out the identity of Jack the Ripper and solving these horrendous crimes. I have read many books about Jack the Ripper so I was very intrigued with how this story was going to play out. So let me say I was extremely pleased with how this book handled this subject.

I am so glad I picked up this book, the story, the writing and the characters were perfect. This was one of my favourite YA reads of the year and I cant wait to jump into Hunting Prince Dracula.

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is the perfect combination of murder mystery, romance and amazing story telling. If you havent yet read Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, do it now.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker