Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Ripper, by Isabel Allende
MIT-bound Amanda plays an online mystery game with her grandfather and gifted friends from around the world. They shift their focus from historical crime to modern-day true crime when a pyschic-predicted bloodbath hits San Francisco, and they isolate the clues that point to a serial killer. Amanda's mother, Indiana, is a holistic healer with a odd clientele, supportive set of friends, and an excess of suitors; and her father, Bob, is a deputy police chief. The book is filled with much enchanting and engaging detail about all of the characters, be they major or minor, and a riveting plot.