What if Jack the Ripper was actually a woman? The theory has been put out there throughout the years but she was always referred to as “Jill the Ripper.” When Erin Prince, a D.C. detective recently moved from sex crimes to homocide, responds to a murder of a woman who has been brutally murdered in a fashion similar to a Jack the Ripper but finds a note from ” Jane the Ripper,” she is puzzled by the meaning of it. Is it meant to throw the police off the real killers trial or is the killer really a woman who is a fan of the female serial killer theory of Jack the Ripper? And does that mean they have a serial killer on the loose that could strike again? As Erin and her new partner, Beckett, dig deeper into the life of the victim, the possible theories of the case become more improbable and the detectives feel like they are hitting dead end after dead end. Then another brutal murder with the Jane the Ripper signature brings more questions than answers. Can they stop this killer before he or she strikes again?
I loved the historical fiction/ mystery about Jack the Ripper as well as the possible serial killer on the loose throughout the book. It made me read faster since I could not figure out who the killer was until near the end of the book. Erin’s backstory and human foibles made her a relatable character that you were rooting for. I would definitely recommend for mystery/crime readers as well as psychological thriller and historical fiction lovers as well.
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.