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Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco (Review)

capturing the devil reading next for august 2019 monthly wrap-upTitle: Capturing the Devil
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Mystery
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
(Hachette Book Group)
Date published: September 10, 2019

A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Note: This book is part of a series, so there may be spoilers for a previous book/books in the synopsis below.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another.

Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end—together and in love—or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?

⤖ My Review ⬻

I read Capturing the Devil and I can’t believe that Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series is over! I also can’t remember the last time I read a series that wasn’t a trilogy, but there was just no way to wrap up Audrey Rose and Thomas’ story within the first three books and I’m actually very happy to have gotten one more book with them. Audrey Rose and Thomas are one of my favourite pairings, and I loved watching them grow and watching their relationship develop throughout the series. I also loved seeing how Audrey Rose and Thomas’ personalities and skills complete each other rather than one being better than the other.

When considering each book overall, book two—Hunting Prince Dracula—is still my favourite because of the story, the character development, the improvement in Maniscalco’s writing compared to the previous book, and the setting—Romania aka my Mother Land! That being said, Capturing the Devil wrapped things up quite nicely with enough twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat—quite literally—for most of the book. I definitely recommend finishing the series if you’ve started it and recommend the series a whole to those who haven’t started it yet and enjoy murder mysteries in historical settings with a dash of romance!

⤖ About the Author ⬻

 

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats. Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history. For more information, visit Kerri online at her website, her Facebook pageher Twitter, and her Instagram!

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⤖ Let’s Chat ⬻

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