“This is the first one I couldn't get through. Pretty boring and slow development. ”Karen K wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love the author's boldness in taking a real life crime story and making it pure fiction.”Melodee J wrote this review Saturday, July 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had "read" this book in 2010. Since I am listening to the books in order, I have "reread" it. I really liked this story partially because it is based on an actual unsolved murder. Plus Kinsey Milhone is always an enjoyable character.”BarbB wrote this review Saturday, June 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Small town gossip takes center stage as Kinsey Millhone dives into her 17th adventure. She is still settling into her new office space as two soon-to-be retired police detectives contact her about working on a cold case related to a young woman whose body was found almost 20 years prior. Not only was the murder not solved, but no one ever identified this poor Jane Doe.
While Lieutenant Con Dolan and Detective Stacey Oliphant want to close out the case, they also would like some help because each is worried about the health of the other, and the case could be a good distraction. One is dealing with cardiac issues while the other might be facing a return of the Big C.
After some heavy digging (and some medical scares) Kinsey and the boys find themselves drawn to the small town of Blythe and the drama surrounding a certain young woman who had disappeared from there. It definitely proves that grudges and jealousy can last ... and prove fatal.
In the Author's Note, readers learn that Grafton actually had this case inspired by a real cold case she learned about from a a family. She provides details that are known in the real case and encourages readers to contact the authorities (with contact information provided) if they know anything that could be of help.
I thought this was really an interesting case. I think this might be the first one that Kinsey has worked on that involved an unknown victim. That makes sense since she is a private investigator rather than a police detective. The result is an interesting read, though the reader doesn't have as much of an opportunity to get to know the suspects since they are not even met until the identity of the body is learned.
I guess it is time to move on to R.”
“Not her best”John Grieve wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“good”Shari wrote this review Saturday, December 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“based on a true event, but the story had too much information that was not needed for the story line. was okay.”linda s wrote this review Wednesday, December 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perfect read for a long airplane trip, nothing too deep or complex, however I felt the ending was too abrupt.”Leslie N wrote this review Thursday, November 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I found "Q" to be a quality mystery with solid red herrings and a believable conclusion. The detectives were likeable enough. There was a reliable and professional feel to the writing which reassured me as a reader - I felt I was in capable hands and was largely able to relax into the story. I plan to start with "A" and work my way through this magnum opus of a series.”Marie wrote this review Tuesday, August 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No