by Sue Grafton
Released: Novemer 29 2005
Series: Kinsey Millhone #4
Published by St. Martin's Press
“I was so in tune to this book that I actually found myself yelling at the people around me to shut up just so I wouldn’t miss a single detail of the big reveal.”
~ Under the Covers
This month my plan is to read as much Mysteries as I can leading up to Halloween so of course I had to go back to one of my most favorite Mysteries series, the Kinsey Millhone series (aka the Alphabet Mysteries series).
I always say this but if you aren’t reading these books, then you’re missing out on an amazing heroine and some great crime novels. When I read about Kinsey Millhone, I feel like I’m reading about a part of myself. She has that drive similar to me where when she’s got her mind decided on something, she does whatever it takes to get it. So I find that I can relate to Kinsey’s character a whole lot. When you see a part of yourself reflected in a character, it’s easy to fall into their stories.
For this case, Kinsey is hired to deliver a check to a fifteen year old boy. Sounds simple enough, right? It’s not when her own check bounces and she tries to track down the guy who hired her that she realizes things are more hairier than they first seem. I listened to this one in audio again and I have to say, the narrator does a fantastic job of doing all the various voices. In this book there’s a whole bunch of different personalities but she does such good job, you can totally appreciate the effort she’s put in.
I was so in tune to this book that I actually found myself yelling at the people around me to shut up just so I wouldn’t miss a single detail of the big reveal. It got intense right around the end and that’s what makes Sue Grafton’s books so amazing. They are timeless and also highly engaging at the same time. I’m already dying to jump into the next book of the series!
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