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Ripper Isabel Allende the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold thanmillion copies around the world demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with this atmospheric, fast paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San FranciscoThe 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 SEALWhile 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 worldWhen 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

About the Author: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges She currently resides in California with her husband Allende adopted U.S citizenship in 2003.

10 thoughts on “Ripper

  1. says:

    The problem with being too nice, is that sometimes you let the bad ones in.In this novel we learn the story of Indiana, a masseur and exceptional healer Innocent, sincere, and open to life, but with several love problems Her path invariably ends up crossing the one of an implacable serial killer Her young daughter, Amanda, and Ripper, a role playing game, may just be the only thing that might be able to stop him.Promoted as Allende s first mystery, in truth it appears m

  2. says:

    I can not tell you how disappointed I am in this book Isabel Allende is a great novelist and I was looking forward to her foray into mystery writing It was so bad that I couldn t believe she has written it I puzzled whether some non talented relative wrote this under her name It is the only scenario that makes sense to me It has an unbelievable plot full of holes and cardboard characters.Let s start with the characters Indiana is Amanda s mother and a holistic healer She pract

  3. says:

    So Many Descriptions Of People Have we not heard of show don t tell It was like, Indiana is a reiki healer Amanda is a geeky teenager Ryan is an ex navy SEAL Michael is a painter Carmen is a psychic with like, a two page description of what they do and what they look like and who they date and what they read and what scars they have and where they live and who they re related to and what s their job and their pets and etc and etc and etc omg I forgot what all the names were but you S

  4. says:

    Isabel Allende was as always a good read Her new adventure into murder mysteries was delightful, yet a bit drawn out and really over populated with too many characters For each character there was a comprehensive backstory and it became too much in the end for me The book is 512 pages and could have been at least 150 pages shorter It took most of the book to get all the backstories in before the murder mystery could really pick up speed Maybe it was planned this way Most readers had a gr Is

  5. says:

    I read in the NYTimes book review that Isabel Allende had a good time writing this, her first mystery novel She might have had a good time, but I didn t I put it down after the first 100 pages, because the story hadn t really started yet The book was poorly written and full of quirky characters Every time some action got started, Allende would stop and do backstory on one of these quirky characters I gave up and looked at the ending Reading the last chapter, I m glad I didn t waste my ti I read in

  6. says:

    Ripper grabbed me from the start with this lineMom is still alive, but she s going to be murdered at midnight on Good FridayRacing through its last pages an earthquake couldn t dislodge me from my seat An entertaining good read with a game worked into the plot.Looks like I m going to be the rogue reader here I really liked Ripper and here s why.Allende does characters studies well and those in Ripper were solid if a bit quirky I liked them, wanted to know them and cared about what happe Ripper grabbed me

  7. says:

    Busting with terrific vibrant San Francisco life energy Multiple stories within the THE STORY Engaging Interesting Characters Entertaining POWERFUL subtle messagesIn a world of crime, murders, drug trafficking, hustlers, poverty, disabilities, broken relationships, fear, loss, grief, etc. The Only thing that can heal people is Love

  8. says:

    Um Yikes.So, this is clearly an Allende novel because her style and voice as an author are so distinct There is no doubt in my mind that she wrote this book and that is what is most shocking Isabel Allende wrote THIS book.This is a crime novel, not a mystery, but a crime novel If you are expecting a who done it, or spot the murderer type of book, then definitely go elsewhere This novel is about the process of crime investigation which has never been a prevalent theme in Allende s wri Um Yikes.So, this is clearly an Al

  9. says:

    There are a number of problems in reading this book.The Number One problem is Upfront Bald Faced Lying in the marketing of the book.1 The title has nothing to do with the contents of the book on any level It supposedly is the name of a video game However, the video game is never played or used as a clue or ever referenced again after being used to explain how a club in the book starts Ripper references nothing about ripping or anything knife y which occurs in the book Instead, it is used There are a number of problems in rea

  10. says:

    2 starsIn Isabel Allende s Acknowledgments forRipper which to me almost come off, really, as amea culpa for her 500 page genre buster , she indicates that this was a 2012 project idea by her agent to have Allende and her husband evidently an author himself, though good luck finding anything about Willie Gordon on Goodreads to collaborate on a Crime Novel , but that they quickly realized the project would end in divorce Prophetic, given their separation announcement a scant two years 2 starsIn Isabel Allende s Acknowledgments forRip

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