Stalking Jack the Ripper was a delightfully chilling and gory mystery that make you devour this book whole!
The title is a bit of a misnomer, there wasn't any actual stalking; it was more of investigating crimes committed by Jack the Ripper and cutting people up.
The main character, Audrey Rose was smart, strong, independent, deliciously modern for her time and with quite the iron stomach. I loved how her character was human: she had her strengths and moments of weaknesses. Thomas, her 'partner' was also fabulous, with a charming yet infuriating personality and I loved how their hate-to-love relationship spiced things up when the book was getting slow. The setting and plot were also brilliantly described. A warning note, though: don't read this book if you have an extremely weak stomach, you are eating, or you can't keep your own food down. There are also slightly disgusting black and white pictures in this book: from a man suffering from leprosy to a shriveled hand from the 1800s.
About the actual Jack in this story: since we never did find out the real identity of Jack the Ripper in history, the author put her own spin to this tale about who Jack was. Since we can't have a random stranger being Jack in the story, that means that Jack the Ripper is somebody that the main character knows. After that, it was quite obvious who Jack the Ripper was and it could have been better if the author had chosen a less obvious person. Nevertheless, the book was as highly entertaining as it was disturbing! Find out more about this book.