Book Review: Capturing the Devil

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Hello Everyone!

It is finally time for me to review the final book of one of my favorite series ever! I fell in love with the Stalking Jack the Ripper series when I picked up the first book back in March of this year. For me the SJTR books were one of the series I wish I had gotten into sooner, but was glad I didn't because I got to wait less to read the final book.

Book Review of Kerri Maniscalgo's Capturing the Devil by Lourdes Montes. Two Arts in a World, October, 2019.

Anyways, let me tell you the details for Capturing the Devil:

Quote from Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalgo. Edited by Lourdes Montes for Two Arts in a World. Charleston, Sc.

Reading Challenge No.: 23/45

Author: Kerri Maniscalgo

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Format: Print

Length: 444 pages

POV: 1st person POV, though Audrey Rose

Genre: #YoungAdult #HistoricalFiction #Mystery

Series or Standalone? Book no. 4 of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Final book.

First Sentence:

"A blast of frigid air greeted me as I unlatched the carriage door and stumbled onto the street, my attention stuck on the raised axe."

Favorite Character: Thomas Cresswell, forever.

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Quote from Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalgo. Edited by Lourdes Montes for Two Arts in a World. Charleston, Sc.

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?


Quote from Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalgo. Edited by Lourdes Montes for Two Arts in a World. Charleston, Sc.

My anticipation for this book started building the moment I finished Escaping from Houdini and heightened when I read an excerpt of a swoon-worthy scene thanks to EW. I bought this book one day after it came out and read it in a couple of days.

I am in love with Maniscalgo's skillful storytelling and I am grateful of the amazing characters in this series. In Capturing the Devil several character come back from past books–I believe this is the finale the three previous books had built momentum for. It was filled with death, love and lots of drama.

Maniscalgo delivered swoon-worthy scenes that made up for heartbreaking moments in this book–which there are plenty.

Audrey Rose and Thomas had to deal with more mature choices.

We get to also meet new characters, such as Audrey Rose's grandmother, Thomas's father, a certain lady that comes in to mess things up, and my favorite: Sir Isaac Mewton.

All in all, Capturing the Devil is dark, edgy, and unexpected. The perfect conclusion to this amazing series!

My rating:

Here are the links to my reviews of the previous books in this series:

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Hunting Prince Dracula

Escaping from Houdini

Becoming the Dark Prince

Thank you so much for reading my review of Capturing the Devil. I hope you love this series as much as I do. Please share this blog post with a friend and the images of the quotes if you love them too.

Next, I have the review of Five Dark Fates, the finale to yet another series close to my heart. I have been reading a bit faster nowadays, so I still have three more books to review in order to be caught up.

Currently reading We Hunt the Flame, and Wicked King.

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Love, Lourdes Montes

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