Sunday, 6 April 2014
Ripper by Isabel Allende
I don't think a title with the word Ripper hooks anymore. It's overused by one title too many. But this opening line gets the brain a little fired up, as it sort of employs the ticking time bomb scenario that creates tension.
It's nice when murderers work according to a schedule, but why midnight? Is that a cliche or is there some other mystic reason?
This is also the first thing said, so dialogue moves the plot forward, which is always a good thing. Then a murder is discussed as back story, but as it's murder it will interest most people who enjoy this genre.
This book wastes no time, diving right into conflict and character.
A short review like this means the work speaks for itself.