Ripper (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)
Isabel Allende (who, by the way, has sold nearly 60 million of her previous books worldwide) creates a new genre with Ripper: part murder mystery, part coming-of-age novel. As a string of psychically predicted murders happen across San Francisco, a teenage loner named Amanda sets off to solve the case. With the help of her few (and bizarre) friends, her grandfather, her spiritualist healer mother, and her actual-detective father, Amanda ends up in the world of crime way over her head, especially when her mother goes missing. It’s almost impossible to put this book down once you’ve dug into it. Allende relies on no archetypes; her characters are fresh and unforgettable. They will stick with you long after the last chapter, or, in some cases, long after they meet their gruesome ends.— Mary Marge
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