#Review of Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco @kerrimaniscalco @audibleuk #Audiobookreview #stalkingjacktheripper

Posted December 29, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

#Review of Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco @kerrimaniscalco @audibleuk #Audiobookreview #stalkingjacktheripperCapturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #4
Published by Jimmy Patterson on September 10, 2019
Also by this author: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Hunting Prince Dracula, Escaping from Houdini

In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer---or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.
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 can’t believe this is the last book in the series, this makes me so sad! I didn’t listen to this when it first came out as I wanted to wait a bit of time because I knew when I started to listen to it I would just blitz it too quick.

We are following Audrey Rose and Thomas as they have now landed in America following the events that happened on the RMS Etruria, but something shocking has come to light….Jack the Ripper is not dead!! WHAT!!!!!! How could this be? As we are following our favourite couple through the streets of New York seeing how electricity is first used, Jack the Ripper is sidelined temporarily but never forgotten!

However, for a chunk (and maybe a tad too much) of Capturing the Devil, we are leading up to the exciting nuptials of Thomas and Audrey-Rose. Yet the course of true love never did run a smooth path. It was not fun to see these two people who are so suited with each other having to be apart thanks to Thomas’ scheming father! If I was a spitting person, I would spit on him in the street. He is awful and spiteful and spineless!

Anyway, back to the action of the crime-fighting duo, Audrey still fighting the stigmatism of a woman in a man’s world. She has a personal interest in this serial killer, as she/he is the reason her brother is no more. You do still feel his presence in the book as Audrey is not ready to let him go!

Oh, and her Grandmama has finally made an appearance in this book and boy is she a hoot! She gives Thomas a clear run for his money. Her mind, her ways would give anyone a run for their money! She does not mince her words and no one can pull the wool over her eyes. Everything about her is bright and vibrant in a dark deceptive world. She brightens up the room with her tongue and her clothes. I need more of her in my life!

Nicola Barber blows this book away as usual! She gets the voices to a tee! And I am always astounded with male voices! It just doesn’t sound like her but like a man! Nailed it!

I am gutted that we had to say bye to Audrey Rose and Thomas but I do hope it’s not the last time. I am hoping it’s a find farewell for now. Just a short goodbye….please?

This series has taken all the urban legends, plus the real legends and merged the two, Kerri has created one scary world where they collide but one that I have really enjoyed my adventure in! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Until next time xxx

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