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Kristin M. Kennedy

Knoxville, TN
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  • Ripper

  • A Novel
  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Though 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 Amanda's father, she's reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her - Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco's elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL. While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature - as is her father, the SFPD's deputy chief of homicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely entertaining

  • By cristina on 02-04-14

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Isabel Allende never fails to satisfy. The storyline was deep and well thought out - and told well! Once you start, it's hard to put down. Characters are well developed and believable. Thank goodness that Allende has not yet succumbed to a formula of predictability in her writing. She has done as great a job with this modern setting crime novel as she has with her historic fiction. I am a fan and cannot wait for her next novel!!!

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