Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack The Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco
Published: September 19th 2017 by Little Brown & Company
Bone white. Blood red. Along this path, you’ll soon be dead.
Following the horrifying revelation of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth flees her home in Victorian London to enroll as the only female student in Europe’s most prestigious forensics school. But it’s impossible to find peace in the dark, unsettling Romanian castle that houses the school—and was also once home to the depraved Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Prince Dracula.
When a series of troubling deaths brings whispers of Vlad’s bloodthirsty return from the grave, Audrey Rose and her sharp-witted companion, Thomas Cresswell, must unravel the cryptic clues that will lead them to the shadowlike killer—living or dead.
I love the gloomy ambience created in this series. So deliciously spooky 😀
The prose was stunning – even the really gory bits. Maniscalco has a way with words. Making the mundane magical and bringing both her characters and world to life.
Fans of the series will LOVE this book. Audrey Rose is a true femme fatale. She has all the components of a perfect heroine and most importantly, like everyone, she is flawed and isn’t afraid to admit it.
Plot wise, it’s a big bundle of mystery. There are creepy castles and late night searches and oh yeah, bodies. There are some new characters introduced that I hope we get to see in the next book and a few revelations at the end that had me practically screaming.
Overall, it was a fun read that had me captivated from the first page. I can’t wait to get my hands on book 3.
The images throughout the book helped to push the story forward. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Thank you Hachette Book Group for the review copy.