Ripper is by Isabel Allende. Indiana Jackson is a holistic healer with an ex-husband who is a cop, a rich boyfriend, a former Navy SEAL boyfriend wannabe, and an eclectic clientele who visit her for massage and aroma therapy. Her daughter, Amanda, is a senior at a private boarding school who is a little too interested in crime. She and her friends, with the help of her grandfather, play an on-line role playing game called Ripper. When they decide to solve real crimes being committed in San Francisco, they have no idea what they are getting into. Things turn serious when Indiana is kidnapped and will by the serial killer's next victim, unless Amanda and her Ripper friends can solve the mystery of "The Wolf". Very different from other Allende novels, this is still a fantastic book that keeps you going until the very end.
Ratings: 11th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).