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New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with this atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who matches wits with a serial killer in San Francisco.
"Literary icon Isabel Allende mesmerizes...this race-against-the-clock thriller is pure magic."--People Magazine, Four Stars
Though they are as different as night and day, Indiana and Amanda Jackson have always shared a strong, mother-daughter bond. Beautiful and free-spirited, Indiana is a holistic healer. Teenage Amanda is a natural sleuth fascinated by the dark side of human nature like her father, the SFPD's deputy chief of homicide. She also loves playing Ripper, an online mystery game.
When a serial killer strikes San Francisco, the young amateur detective plunges into her own investigation. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana vanishes. Could her mother's disappearance be linked to the murders? With Indiana's life on the line, Amanda must solve this perplexing mystery ... before it's too late.