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Publisher Description

Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.

The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet, while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda’s father, she’s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her—Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco’s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL.

While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature, like her father, the SFPD’s Deputy Chief of Homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior is a natural-born sleuth addicted to crime novels and Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.

When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, discovering, before the police do, that the deaths may be connected. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes. Could her mother’s disappearance be linked to the serial killer? Now, with her mother’s life on the line, the young detective must solve the most complex mystery she’s ever faced before it’s too late.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

ladybug 5252 ,

Wonderful!

Another exciting and captivating story by this wonderful author. Imaginative characters and a spine tingling finale! I highly recommend it!

72ptwords! ,

Love Allende

Though this seemed out of character when I first started reading it, I soon realized it's still Allende. She's got such a tangible style. My favorite will always be 'of love and shadows' but this is a fun and suspenseful read. Definitely worth buying. Hard to put down.

teresa jimenez ,

The worst

I read almost every book from Allende and I can tell this one's the worst...it rambles here and there, it repeats a lot of description of characters, situations...half of the book is useless for the story...Just my insatiable need for knowing the culprit kept me reading...I did not like it at all.

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