S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19) by Sue Grafton

Cover of S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19)

I read lots of this series in the 90s and gradually stopped reading. I’ve tried to pick them up again several times but it’s never stuck. I tried the last one on audiobook but hated the narrator. I enjoyed this and I’m feeling nostalgic enough, not just for the times in which the book was set, but the times in which I originally read them, that I might stick with them and read more soon.

I liked the way this one was constructed, Kinsey’s looking into a disappearance from 1953 on behalf of the woman who disappeared’s daughter. There are numerous chapters that aren’t from her investigative point of view but from the viewpoint of people in 1953. I don’t remember that happening in previous books but it worked well, and I think I gave up reading these initially because I found Kinsey’s viewpoint getting a bit stale at the time.

This did finish very abruptly though, I seem to remember that was the same in previous books. There’s not much in the way of tying loose ends up once the case has reached its conclusion. And here I didn’t really feel it was particularly obvious what had happened in 1953 and wouldn’t have minded a bit more explaining!

Overall though, I enjoyed being back in Kinsey’s world and might read more soon.


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Read on March 12, 2021

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