This story was unbelievably bad, and Kinsey repeatedly acted like an idiot and made horrible choices throughout. It almost feels like someone else wrote this one. It wasn't written in Sue Grafton's voice. I have loved all of the Kinsey Milhone's, but this one was completely ridiculous,
Judy Kaye as always, was excellent. But I almost felt like she too, felt this one was sub par and it may have affected her performance a bit. Not her fault.
Why an adult with Kinsey's reputation and experience would continually follow an immature ex con is beyond me. Yes it made for some exciting scenes but Kinsey should have stopped agreeing with this woman's antics after the first mistake, especially since most of the time she was doing what this woman wanted without even knowing why or how things were supposed to turn out.
I lost a lot of respect for the Kinsey in this book. I hope future books are more mature and responsible otherwise it is just filling up space hoping to get to Z.
Say something about yourself!
If you have insomnia, you might want to listen to this audio book. I love the series, but this one is oh so boring and not romantic at all, even though
Kinsey gets involved all of a sudden with this police officer. Let's see- too much description of scenery, too much plot with neighbor Henry, which quite frankly- Henry is not that interesting of a character to me. Save your money and get something else.
S. Grafton is in her element, and just maybe Kinsey has found love again. I enjoyed the story line, and the reader does an incredible job with it. At times I almost feel like she's sitting next to me telling her tale. If you have enjoyed other books by this author this one won't disappoint. As per her style this book is an easy listen that provides the occasional unexpected twist or turn. Enjoy!
perth to broome ..long distance roadtrain driver
keep reading her books...was a late starter...hope audible get more to keep me rivoted while driving...different from her other books...but the change in topic(than the usuable murder) was worth it...
I've been a dedicated reader of the alphabet series by Grafton, and I wasn't disappointed this time around. Kinsey finally finds someone she tells the truth to, and manages to squeeze some romance in her life while chasing down criminals and being her generally nosey self. As usual, each book in the series stands on its own but loyal fans will recognize references to previous works in the series. The plot was convoluted in the best sort of entertaining way. So many twists, so many turns, and double-crosses among crooks prove that while there may be honor among thieves there is also monumental greediness. Reba wears her flaws proudly, and while you may not like her choices, you have to admire her tenacity.
I've read all of Grafton's alphabet series, and, granted they're no deep mystery/detective novels. They are more about the development of Kinsey Millhone and her interesting world, and a cosy world it is.
"R" is par for the course -- no real surprises, no nail-biting cliffhangers, just decent writing and a good time. Grafton's descriptions are so good you get lost in the story and care about the characters.
The best thing about this recorded book, however, is narrator Judy Kaye. Her ability to provide voices for the myriad characters without sounding silly was amazing, and the voice she gives to Kinsey is exactly right.
If you're a fan of the Grafton series, you will enjoy this narration. If you've never read one, you probably should start with "A is for Alibi" because Grafton's character development is pretty important.