Task 10: A Mystery or Thriller – Ripper

I’m reading the Ripper right now! Great review, and review of Allende as a writer,



I’ve read one of Isabel Allende’s books in the past and it was a phenomenal read. For those of you who have read Isabel Allende’s debut novel, The House of Spirits, you will know for yourselves. For those who haven’t read it I would strongly recommend it as another book to get you introduced to Allende’s writing style. However, her newest book Ripper shows how Allende’s skill and scope in literary theme has grown.

Ripper is a story about Amanda and Indiana Jackson: mother and daughter who could not be more different. Indiana is a holistic healer who feels it her mission to heal all those who are in need regardless of if they are able to afford her. As a result she has very little money and must count on her father to help her raise Amanda who is a young girl fascinated with all things macabre. With…

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