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Capturing the Devil – Kerri Maniscalco

This is the last book of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

Title: Capturing the Devil

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Plot: Audrey and Thomas have arrived in New York. A new string of murders have started. On top of that, Thomas and Audrey are engaged. On the day of their marriage, an unexpected disaster strikes. A woman arrives saying she’s engaged to Thomas and has the papers to prove it. Desperate to change things, Thomas fights his father’s wishes tooth and nail. Then he threatens Thomas’s sister. In an act of desperation, Audrey and Thomas track the murderer to Chicago and follow him there. But the murder’s changed his method. Women are disappearing and fewer are being found. They must find him before more women disappear. Who is truly behind the murders and disappearances? Will the police ever take them seriously? Will the marriage issue be solved?

Rating: 3.7 – a good murder mystery but a little distracted by marriage issues

Opinion: This was a good final book in the Jack the Ripper series. Though I was a little upset that there was they got a little distracted by the romance. I love a good sappy romance but not when it takes away from the story. I kind of felt like this one did. The other books in the series do have romance woven in, but the story still focuses on the mystery. I cheered a little when the story goes back to focusing on the mystery aspect again. I did enjoy this book. I liked the additional historical facts about Chicago and New York City. This is a good historical fiction and murder mystery. I’d recommend it for anyone who enjoys them.

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