Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco is the fourth and final book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Going forward with this review, I am going to assume you have either read the previous books, or my reviews for those books. If you haven’t read either, be prepared for some spoilers. Like always, I will not have any spoilers for Capturing the Devil.
On the hunt for the White City Devil, Audrey Rose and Thomas play a dangerous back and forth game with the wicked murderer. They have to stay one step ahead of the Devil, or have their romance end horrendously.
Audrey Rose and Thomas have finally made it to America, which is far from the refined streets of London. However, Chicago also hides secrets in dark alley ways. While attending the World’s Fair, Audrey Rose and Thomas hear whispers of missing women and unsolved murders.
With steel resolve, Audrey Rose and Thomas dive into investigating, but realize the White City Devil is unlike any murderer they have encountered yet. Identifying the Devil is a deduction fairly easy to make. However, capturing him while navigating the notorious Murder Hotel is another feat for Audrey Rose and Thomas.
In their last mystery, will Audrey Rose and Thomas be successful and capture the Devil together? Or will their luck run out when the Devil makes one final gut-wrenching kill?
Finishing Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco was bittersweet. There is always the struggle of wanting to finish a book to know what happens and never wanting a story to end. I always view characters as my friends, and Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have an amazing story. I selfishly never want it to end.
Audrey Rose is spectacular as ever. Does the fact that she had a knife thrown into her leg, down to the bone mind you, and a permanent limp hold her back? Hell no! Even though she needs to use a cane, which is pretty cool by the way, Audrey Rose is still elbows deep in murder investigations. I loved to see that Audrey Rose refuses to allow her circumstances change who she fundamentally is. However, we see a more vulnerable side of Audrey Rose and even a darker side. Although I hate the situation Audrey Rose and Thomas find themselves in, I enjoy seeing the two of them be vulnerable and open with one another.
Thomas Cresswell cannot catch a break y’all. If you read my review for the previous book, you know how much I wanted to protect Thomas. Then of course, every possible hurdle and hardship is thrown right in his path. Thankfully, Thomas does not go down without a fight and uses that magnificent brain of his to overcome every single one. Not only that, but Thomas supports Audrey Rose, leans on her for support, and won’t let anything come between them. I am going to miss reading about this charming scoundrel.
“Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.”
“We needn’t complete each other, we complemented each other.”
“When I was adventuring between the pages of a book, I wasn’t sad over things I was missing outside.”
“Worrying about tomorrow only accomplishes ruining today.”
“Beware of trusting beautiful creatures. They hide the most wicked surprises.”
Star Rating: /5
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