X Sue Grafton
Before I go any further I have to admit I have not read all of the other books in this series, and those I did read were very early in the series.
That may be the reason this book failed to grip me. It was an easy read but I found myself drifting away from some sections as the story was overtaken by the descriptions of people and places that didn’t seem to add anything to the plot line.
I gather from reading other reviews that there are some regular readers that are beginning to think that the author is running out of ideas. I can’t agree with that I found the story itself to be good and original, which is quite a feat these days.
The request by a rich woman to find her ex-con son, that she gave up at birth, was never going to be what it seemed when Kinsey Millhone is first retained.
The request from the widow of a fellow PI, and friend, to help with her tax returns, is also a clever ploy to open up a story line, which sees Millhone plunged into danger as she opens her own investigation into a mysterious man that the dead PI left coded notes about.
There are gentle subplots which I did not get, but judging by other reviews are continuations of similar threads in previous books from the series.
This is a short review because, to be honest, I can’t think of much to say about the book.
Will it make me rush to catch up on the series? No
Will it make me want to read the next book? No
Is it a bad book? No, I just think you need to be a Sue Grafton fan to appreciate it.