- Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
- Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-28-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Amanda goes online, offering ‘The Case of the Misplaced Baseball Bat' to her fellow sleuths as a challenge to their real-life wits. And so begins a most dangerous obsession. The murders begin to mount up but the Ripper players, free from any moral and legal restraints, are free to pursue any line of enquiry. As their unique power of intuition lead them ever closer to the truth, the case becomes all too personal when Amanda's mother suddenly vanishes.
Could her disappearance be linked to the serial killer? And will Amanda and her online accomplices solve the mystery before it's too late?
“Allende is incapable of telling a bad story. She writes of her own experience with a kind of wild candour. Her heroically sustained narrative, her lovingly prepared plots and surprise inventions explode in an exaltation” (Independent)
“You'll find it hard not to be beguiled by the charm and ingenuity of Allende's storytelling” (The Times)
“A magical storyteller” (Daily Mail)
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By T on 02-24-14
A page-turning Californian murder mystery
A bizarre murder in San Francisco is used for a true-crime investigation by a disparate group of young gamers, working as a team across the internet. More murders occur in the city and the team begins to wonder whether there may be some sort of link. So far, only mildly interesting (for me anyway) but Allende has real skill in developing characters that rang true, at least for that crazy city by the bay. This all enabled me to suspend disbelief of some aspects of the situation and I quickly found it compelling. It was well narrated and made an otherwise dull weekend very enjoyable.
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By Mrs EH on 04-25-18
Loved this book and it’s been a while since anything held my attention fully on Audible. Isabel Allende is always a brilliantly evocative author and it’s interesting to see her come away from her usual genre into thriller territory. Great storyline , great narration - winning formula!