On Sale: January 28, 2014
Featuring: Indiana Jackson; Amanda Jackson
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery | Young Adult
Isabel Allendeâ€”the New York Times bestselling
author whose books, including Mayaâ€™s Notebook, Island
Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more
than 57 million copies around the worldâ€”demonstrates her
remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an
atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant
teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San
The 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 Amandaâ€™s father, sheâ€™s
reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want
herâ€”Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Franciscoâ€™s elite
families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy
While her mom looks for the good in people,
Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature, like
her father, the SFPDâ€™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 world.
When 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 motherâ€™s
disappearance be linked to the serial killer? Now, with her
motherâ€™s life on the line, the young detective must solve
the most complex mystery sheâ€™s ever faced before itâ€™s too
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