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 will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
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©2016 Kerri Maniscalco (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Audrey Rose Wadsworth prefers breeches to ball gowns, autopsies to afternoon tea, and scalpels to knitting needles. Though her father, Lord Edmund, has forbidden it, Audrey covertly studies forensic medicine...while 'the Ripper' remains two steps ahead, lurking where Audrey least expects...." (Booklist)
"This is a book that will keep you up at night and haunt you during the day." (Beth Revis, author of the New York Times best-selling series Across the Universe)
"Kerri Maniscalco paints a picture of nineteenth-century London that lives and breathes in wonderfully sinister fashion. You won't want to put this book down." (Renee Ahdieh, author of the New York Times best seller The Wrath and the Dawn)
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The performance is amazing! The story is gripping. I would recommend to anyone not just people who enjoy mysteries
This was a well put together book that flew by. I loved the historical scene and the characters. There was mystery, gore, and romance. I didn't guess the murderer until near the end. Happy with the ending. Would love to read another similar book.
I really enjoyed this book, couldn't believe who jack was. I cried a lot when I found out. I'm looking forward listening to more book written by this author.
"loved it!! can't wait for the next book"
Brilliant book loved the story and the twists were great, also loved the narrator s accent perfectly suited the book.
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