Ripper by Isabel Allende (Spoilers maybe)

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RipperRipper by Isabel Allende

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book took me quite some time to read, in part because I couldn’t sink into it the way I normally do with mystery novels. The crimes were grisly, as I’ve come to expect from books like this but I couldn’t help but feel that something here was lost in translation. Some scenes just seemed extraneous and like they were there to fill the pages over containing any pertinent information.

I found the plot a little bit predictable, although a child as a main character in a novel such as this was an interesting idea and I found myself enjoying Amanda and some of the other characters. I figured out the two possibilities of who the killer could be, and lo and behold they were both one person so I felt a little bit accomplished.

I feel like there was no reason to kill Ryan however, and do wonder why the author decided to make that decision. For me the most interesting parts of the novel were the last 100 pages, beyond that it is something I won’t pick up again but I just don’t think the style and pacing was my cup of tea.

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About Ashley LP

I'm a twenty something who loves nothing in this world more than travel and reading. It is for this reason I run a (not so well used) travel blog, and work as a travel agent. It is also why I run a (more used) book blog. There are two types of travel we can have in life, travel in fiction, or non-fiction and real world travel. I have a firm belief in both.

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