S is for Silence : Kinsey Millhone Mysteries

  • by Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by Judy Kaye
  • Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.
But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.
Now, 34 years later, she wants the solace of closure.

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What the Critics Say

"This novel...presents strong character portrayals, a mosaic of motives, and a stunning climax" (Booklist)

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S is for Silence

I've enjoyed quite a few of Sue Grafton's books, but this one is just too XXX rated. Way to much sex and to much graphic sexual details that don't really enhance the story. I hope "T" tones that emphasis down...
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- Charles Miller

S is for Stereotype and sophomoric

I really enjoyed the earlier Kinsey Milhone books, especially in audio form. Judy Kaye is a good reader. But the characters in this episode were shallow and artificial. Violet is so typical as a sexually-irresistable vamp, and all the men fall like dominoes at her feet. She is the typical portrayal of the calculating woman with no other dimension or interest. Yet she is the catalyst of the story.
I like graphic sexuality if it is well-integrated. Here, it just seemed gratuitous. I was quite disappointed in this book.
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- Jo Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio