Tuesday, December 31, 2013

RIPPER / Isabell Allende / 478 Pages

A compelling new novel from the author of MAYA'S NOTEBOOK, ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA, and ZORRO. This time Allende takes on the crime genre presenting the reader with a classic thriller featuring Amanda Martin, a brilliant, teenage sleuth.

Amanda is a high school senior heading toward MIT  who is obsessed with crime and the online mystery game Ripper. She has convinced her fellow players to use the game to solve a string of murders which have recently occurred in her home town of San Francisco. Amanda is enjoying leading the investigation into real-life mysteries until her mother Indiana, a holistic healer, suddenly disappears and may just be the killer's next victim.  (Advance Reading Copy; publication: February 2014)

RIPPER is a fast-paced, entertaining thriller which should appeal to adults and teens.

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