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Publisher's Summary

Of number-one New York Times best-selling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted listeners will share that sentiment.
X: the number 10. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.
X: the shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: Think xylophone.
X: the 24th letter in the English alphabet.
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
©2015 Sue Grafton (P)2015 Random House Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 09-02-15

My X-pectations were too high

Many of the complaints I read about this book centered around the fact that there was “too much filler” but that didn’t bother me at all! I like the filler and I like the way it makes me feel like I am just hanging out with Kinsey. Had the book just all been filler I think I would have enjoyed it much more.

What disappointed me was the general lack of a good story. I didn’t get the point of any of it, it felt too jumpy and disjointed… I had trouble following.

Also, I found it particularly annoying how easily EVERYBODY blabs. People she just met and to whom she posed just one question all spill their beans to her on the spot; too easy.

Ah well, win some – lose some. I’m still in for Y in 2017!

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2 out of 5 stars
By JMM on 08-31-15

What a disappointment

What disappointed you about X?

3 different story lines that were of no real mystery. Not at all what I have come to expect from this story. It's as if the author ran out of steam. Boring, Boring, Boring.

What was most disappointing about Sue Grafton’s story?

I would give away too much but the story was just silly and not at all the interesting mystery that I enjoy in this series.

Would you be willing to try another one of Judy Kaye’s performances?

Not sure

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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3 out of 5 stars
By Purple Sandra on 01-16-16

I Must Be Missing Something........

Would you try another book written by Sue Grafton or narrated by Judy Kaye?

Yes definately

What was most disappointing about Sue Grafton’s story?

I found it pretty much a non-story. There were kind of three threads all at the same time - but the two main ones had non of the usual investigative detail this series usually has. All of the ideas were great - i just found them lacking.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Nothing particularly stands out.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Nope - but nothing to do with this book - I never go and see a film if I have read the book. I find that the films are always disappointing. I guess that when reading you form your own idea of how things look etc but then when you see the film things are nothing like you imagined. Details are always missed out or the focus is on another character as you are viewing someone elses vison of the book not your own.

Any additional comments?

Love most of the Sue Grafton Kinsey series - I just felt that this one was written to fill a contractual obligation rather than with heart. It certainly won't stop me reading her next book :-)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 09-14-15

Another Sue Grafton Cracker!

I absolutely loved this. As an avid fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet series I was really looking forward to this and wasn't disappointed. Judy Kaye's narration was brilliant, the story gripping and I finished it in record time. My only disappointment is that's there's only another two to come before the series of books comes to an end.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LUCY on 06-28-17

Loved it

Have always enjoy Grafton's work.
From the cosy humble lifestyle created to the intricate plots. Absolute comfort food.

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