»The crux of the problem is that Allende has interwoven the thriller elements with the lives, interrelationships and backstories of a large cast of Bay Area characters. These parts of the book can be mildly enjoyable in a low-key way. Then the melodrama breaks in. The result is two underwhelming novels in one.«
Two novels in one: Andrew Taylor about the novel Ripper by Isabel Allende. His review at The Spectator.