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In my opinion, this was one of the best books (both story and narration) in the Kinsey Millhone series. Kudos to Sue Grafton, who has kept the plots, characters and stories alive and fun for many years now.
This book alternates in time between 1979 and 1989. And in something a bit unusual, we hear a good bit of the back story that way--much of the interaction among the main characters that Kinsey will be focusing on a decade later, as the original events unfold in the 1979 segments. The reader/listener gets to hear a lot of what provides motivation and clues as the first story told in a separate way, before Kinsey is pulled in when Fritz McCabe is released from the youth facility he was sentenced to as a result of a crime that occurs in 1979.
I found the movement back and forth to be very clever, fast moving, intriguing with character development and building to the end. I know that I periodically considered just about every character as the murderer, before the final scenes that revealed it all.
In addition to this alternation of time around the main story that focuses on a group of then-teens, there is also a side story concerning some unfinished business with someone evil who has had Kinsey in his sights for a while.
I listened to this almost compulsively. It was so good, I hated to stop for anything. Really recommend it to Kinsey fans!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
This wasn't my favorite Sue Grafton. Too much repetition, for one. Thought I picked up on some technical errors. But I always love Kinsey and don't want her to hang up the hat, so to speak.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Not really sure what this book was about. I found my mind wondering off. Nothing gripping about it.
Good, once you get used to the method of using flashbacks. Very enjoyable and suspenseful towards the end.
I was unable to complete listening to the book. Was once a fan of Grafton, but my tastes have moved on.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The storyline was so hard to get into from the beginning - why would a female detective help a rapist from being blackmailed? Honestly. I haven’t read any of the books in this series before and I won’t be reading others. I enjoy crime and mystery novels but this lacked any mystery, suspense or characters I could get attached to.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful