Saturday, April 22, 2006

S is for Silence (Sue Grafton)

Working backwards, I was a little disappointed with the outcome. No explanation in the epilogue of how Kinsey solved the crime. One other thing, but I don't want to spoil the story, so I won't say what.

Grafton, in the 18th installment of her alphabet series, decided to mix it up a little bit. Lori's mom did not care for it, but Lori and I found it intriguing.

If you're familiar at all with Lost, while the story progresses forwards, we the viewers are treated to backstory/flashbacks that allow us to learn more about the motives of the charcters, insight that the island's fellow castaways aren't privvy to, until such time as one of them tells the others (not the others) about something from their past.

Maybe it's because we like Lost, but in this particular book we, the reader, were presented with flashbacks. Every so often we'd start a new chapter, presented with the name of one of the people in the story and a date thirty years prior. Through all the flashbacks, we'd learn of something and then hope that eventually someone in present day would explain it to Kinsey.

The story itself is a young woman trying to find out what happened to her mother thirty years before and Kinsey agreeing to take on the job and try to succeed where the police and private eyes have failed in the past.

If you've been a fan of the Kinsey Milhone series, then you'll probaby like this one.
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