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Stalking Jack the Ripper Review

It has just the right amount of thrilling suspense and bloody murders without being over the top!


Rating: 4/5

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.

This was such a fun read! I really enjoyed reading this one! And I totally want to continue this series.


I actually just recently got this book from a book exchange I hosted. I wasn’t intending to read it so soon except I had two friends asking me about buddy reading this with them. So we all decided to read it together!


And let me just say this was a perfect spooky read! As I read this as part of my October reads. It has just the right amount of thrilling suspense and bloody murders without being over the top! So if you’re squeamish about blood and gore, this is probably not the book for you, But for a horror fan like myself, this was such a great read! I truly enjoyed reading it.


It has just the right amount of thrilling suspense and bloody murders without being over the top!

We follow Audrey Rose, who has a passion for science. However, in the year 1888, that is not a proper career for a young lady. So Audrey Rose going against her father’s wishes studies science in secret alongside her uncle being one of his apprentices who owns a forensic lab. Eventually, she gets to help with solving a string of murders that have been happening in town to truly prove herself as a viable asset as a forensic scientist.


I absolutely loved Audrey Rose, she was such a fun character to follow. A typical teenage girl, even though it’s set in the 1800s, she’s just like any other teenage girl. However, for young ladies, she’s anything but typical. Because it’s unheard of for a lady to work with dead bodies and be around so much blood. Audrey Rose doesn’t care. She wants to learn science. Feeling drawn to it, especially once she starts working towards solving the murders.


I absolutely loved Audrey Rose, she was such a fun character to follow.

It was great seeing Audrey Rose push back on the norms and continue to pursue science. I loved also seeing her love for fashion as well. It really showed that girls don’t have to choose between brains and beauty. You can still enjoy wearing new and pretty outfits while investigating a murderer.


This book flows so well too. This has so many twists and turns, and each one had me guessing. Constantly keeping me on my toes, not knowing who the killer could be. I didn’t see the who at all until it was right in front of me. And at least for me, the who had my jaw dropping. It was disturbing hearing all the whys of the murders. Almost more disturbing than reading the descriptions of the murders themselves.


Overall, I genuinely enjoyed reading this. It was such a thrilling horror retelling of Jack the Ripper. And I can’t wait to see what’s next for Audrey Rose!