Posts Tagged ‘V is for Vengeance’
Reading a Kinsey Millhone book is like spending time with a dear friend. She tells you a great tale–all true of course!–and then she leaves. You’re left with disappointment and despair that the visit is over and the tale has ended. It’s even harder to take because you know she won’t be back for awhile. Probably not for another two years!
Sue Grafton has captured my attention with her Alphabet Series since the letter A. I’ve eagerly followed along with Kinsey Millhone as she flits from adventure to adventure. She even discovered her long lost family around the time I discovered mine! So we have a tight bond! Interesting how Kinsey never seems to age much, while I am nearing the age of dirt. Hmmm
V is for Vengeance brings back Kinsey Millhone feisty as ever. Along with her there are a cast of characters you will love and ones you will hate. Grafton has a way of making the bad guys likable and some good guys despicable.
The story begins with Kinsey witnessing a woman shop lifting pajamas and lingerie. Her previous career as a police officer is brought to the surface as she remembers how much shop lifters cost retail businesses. To that end, she reports the criminal to the sales clerk.
Despite being injured in the parking garage when the shop lifter’s accomplice tried to run her down, Kinsey goes about her business. Until she reads that the woman arrested ultimately ended up dead. The police are saying suicide. The woman’s fiance is saying foul play because she was upset but not the type to kill herself. He asks Kinsey to investigate and she does.
Professional criminals, organized crime, romance (none of it Kinsey’s), family loyalties, and friendship are all featured in this can’t-put-down book. Grafton has done well, delivering another addition to the Alphabet Series that I was sorry to see end. Seriously, I cried just a little when I finished because I want more.
Do yourself a favor and read this book. Take the time to savor it. Kudos to Sue Grafton for another well-written story to fuel my imagination.