Capturing the Devil

America 1880, the verge of scientific magic setting the scene for the explosive finale of this murder  mystery series. Following the bloody trail of America’s “first” serial killer, join Audrey Rose and Thomas for a journey they won’t soon forget.

This last installment will have you grabbing your tissues and jumping for joy. But don’t forget the lessons learned leading up to this case. For they may very well save your life. 

Featuring new and old favorites from the series, Kerri Maniscalco, gave an epic finale to this great series. And finally!!! I was able to spot the killer up front. Can you say the same?

Throughout this series the greats of literature play a key part, reaching its climax in this novel. With quotes opening scenes and setting atmosphere, you will find your heart racing with anticipation before even starting the chapter. 

Prepare for the ugly cry. Throughout this series I kept yelling for someone to put poor Audrey Rose out of her misery. This novel is no exception. In fact, through two thirds of this novel my heart was breaking in a million different pieces. There were times I wished to enter the book and just get rid of some of these “complications” myself. Alas, I could not. 

“It is a sad truth that we do not live in a world where differences are accepted.”
― Kerri Maniscalco, Capturing the Devil

Unlike the other novels, Audrey Rose and Thomas’ relationship takes the front seat in this novel. It works for me, as I have become highly attached to these two characters and have been waiting 3 novels for this happily ever after – that almost did not happen. Multiple times! (Huge PLOT TWIST)  Seeing these two fight for what is right, for love, for justice and for each other, had me wishing I could slow down the book. I was not ready for this to end. 

“The world needed to be better. And if it wasn’t possible for it to be better, we, its inhabitants, needed to do better.”
― Kerri Maniscalco, Capturing the Devil

True to rest of the series, this novel is written from Audrey Rose’s point of view. And man has she grown. I love this novel, and hated it at the same time.

Be prepared to jump at shadows for the next few days. The suspense and anticipation is exhilarating, an ideal way to kick off your spooky October reads. I highly recommend locking up tight and preferably not reading this alone in the house. You never know what mystical beings your mind may conjure. 

***Major Book hangover alert***

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Synopsis:

He once said the Devil was within him and stayed all his wicked life. No one knows how many live’s he has taken. But I’m certain one of our favorite stories will … in Hell

She swore she couldn’t live without him. The Devil is pleased to comply. Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have arrived in America, A bold, brash land busting with life. But like their beloved London, the city of Chicago has dark secrets.  When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they uncover a sickening truth – the once-in-a-lifetime event is tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigation only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve encountered before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him – especially within the infamous Murder Hotel he built as a confusing and terrifying torture laid – is another. Will Audrey Rose – together with her true love at last – see her final mystery to its end? Or will she fall prey to her most cunning adversary yet?

When happily ever after does not come, are you willing to fight for it? 

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