04 October 2019

Stalking Jack the Ripper | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

Stalking Jack the Ripper made my Halloween Reads (That Aren't Too Scary) list last year, and I couldn't resist a reread now that it's October. It's a fun historical mystery.


First Line: I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me.

From Page 56: The murderer truly must be a madman if he thought what he was doing was helpful or righteous. And that thought was more terrifying than any other.




ABOUT THE BOOK

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller in its very first week! Presented by James Patterson's 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, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.



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7 comments:

  1. This is one I have wishlisted. :-) Happy weekend!

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Cold Pursuit" by Gayla K. Hiss:

    "Faith Chandler stared at the man walking in the distance."

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  3. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Simply Starstruck by Aspen Hadley: "It's funny in life how you never recognize a big moment when it's actually happening."

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2019/10/first-line-fridays-simply-starstruck-by.html

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  4. Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Telegraph Proposal by Becca Whitham and Gina Welborn but I'm currently reading Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (7) here: "Jo turned back to Dave to see him shake his head." Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

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  5. Happy Friday!

    Today I'm sharing the first line from Son of the Father by Andrew Stone: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/10/03/first-line-friday-104/. I'm currently reading Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl so I'll share a line from there.

    "When Jason came over to fix supper that night, Kaely told him about the assignment with Omaha."

    I hope you have a relaxing weekend. 🙂❤📖

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  6. A creepy opening line!

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Dancing at Daybreak by Valerie Comer.

    “Mama, why don’t you live here anymore?”

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  7. I love this series and I'm not ready for it to be over.

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