Monday, December 30, 2013

Ripper by Isabel Allende

It all starts with a group of teens who game online and a prophecy from a seer.  The seer says major bloodshed is ahead.  When people start dying, the gaming group "Ripper" decide to investigate from afar.

Harper and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 28th, so make a note to grab a copy at your local bookstore.

Indiana and Amanda are mother and daughter.  Amanda is the game master and her Grandfather works with her on cases.  The other game players are disabled and bored and enjoy the games Amanda creates.  This case is real and it is even more important they are careful and precise with their investigation.

Indiana is a holistic healer who works in a building with other healers.  She's very good at what she does but she isn't so good with romance.  She's divorced, has two men interested in her, and isn't sure who she really loves except Amanda.

This story has everything in it.  A Navy Seal with PTSD, a rich man who has now lost his money, the holistic healer that is a bit hippie, the ex-husband is a cop, there is child abuse, several murders, and a murderer who has slipped between the cracks in the care system.  You have characters of all ages, all walks of life, and all working together to make things right.

The story is long (almost 500 pages) but it never gets boring and the story keeps moving along at a good pace.  It takes little pieces of information from here and there to connect the murders and come up with a suspect.  The search gets more frantic when Indiana is kidnapped.  Can anyone find her and stop her death?

You'll definitely remember this story after you've read it.  There was a lot there to take in and think about.

Happy reading.

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