"This book was able to capture a lot of the feeling and emotion behind having a serial killer in your midst. The characters seemed really authentic and it was easy to get drawn into the plot. Hera was an interesting character that you really wanted to know more about, and you felt that you were getting that kind of introduction to her as you continued to read. She's just the type of person that most of us want to be - strong and brave and willing to risk anything to help others - but she seemed realistic with her flaws. This is definitely a book to read if you're interested in action and a little bit of adventure. The Ripper Awakens by Ellie DeFarr is one you'll enjoy for all of those things and a lot more."--Samantha Dewitt for Readers' Favorite
"Ellie DeFarr's private investigator murder mystery novel, The Ripper Awakens, follows Hera as she finds a recuperative vacation turning into a suspenseful and deadly investigation where even her current friends in the village might be suspects, and her childhood friends are falling prey to the Collingwood Killer. I've read several of the preceding Hera Hunter Mysteries,and they keep on getting better and better. Hera is a marvelous sleuth --strong, resourceful and relatively fearless. The lethal edge from her tragic history and time served in the Marines is barely held in check at times, and this psychological aspect of her character makes her an intriguing and original sleuth. DeFarr's plot is first-rate; her story teems with red herrings, and the action and suspense is non-stop and relentless. The Ripper Awakens: A Hera Hunter Mystery, Book 4 is most highly recommended."--Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
From the Author
Haunting Memories from a Troubled Past: Book 1
Melancholy Manor: Book 2
They Called Her Paperback Rose: Book 3
The Ripper Awakens: Book 4
Each book is a standalone mystery, so please feel free to read them in any order.