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“Exciting story that takes us to Reno, NV.”BarbB wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I kind of hoped for a surprise ending with the "ricochet title" and that for once Kinsey would have been foiled and played in her mission....”Rebecca Nebesar wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good, light reading”Anthony Fienberg wrote this review Friday, August 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I gave this book 3.5 stars rounded to four simply because I couldn't stand the main character. The plot was the usual Sue Grafton story. It wasn't as unusual as some of her other plotlines, but it was still well-written. However, I found myself wanting to smack Reba Lafferty upside the head. However, since I'm sure that's exactly what Sue Grafton was trying to do with the character, I rounded up to 4 stars. ”jguidry wrote this review Tuesday, July 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like that solving a murder was not the focus, interesting take on white collar crime.”Melodee J wrote this review Sunday, July 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is probably my least favorite of Sue Grafton's alphabet-themed mysteries. I guess part of it is because there really is no clear crime that is being investigated for most of the book. Instead, Kinsey Millhone finds herself being hired by multi-millionaire Nord Lafferty to serve as a supervisor for his daughter, Reba, who has just been released from prison for embezzling money from her boss and lover Alan "Beck" Beckwith. The funny thing is that Reba is actually still in love with Beck, who has clearly moved on after she has taken the blame for a crime in which he was likely involved.
In fact, the FBI approaches Reba with the possibility of testifying against Beck so they can bring him in. At first, Reba is not really open to doing so, but that all changes when she learns that her former best friend has replaced her as Beck's office assistant and lover. Reba sets out to bring Beck down and get revenge. This includes putting her parole in danger as she leaves the state and does other things she is banned from doing. Interestingly enough, Kinsey finds herself drawn to Reba as a friend and wanting to help.
Kinsey is also finding her love life heating up again. This time it is with Cheney Phillips, with whom she has flirted with in the past. The timing seems to be right as a relationship is clearly forming, though I have to admit that I find Cheney to be bossy and might be bad news in the long run for our heroine. Time will tell, though. To be honest, I simply done like Cheney.
Kinsey's landlord Henry is finding that his own love life is getting more interesting than he would prefer. His older brother Lewis has set his eyes on a woman they both met on a cruise. The question is who will get the love of their pursuit, and it is so hard for us not to feel and cheer for Henry.
I felt this tale seemed more overwhelmed by Kinsey's personal life rather than being more focused on the mystery. Perhaps that is because the mystery seems less a mystery than a suspense tale. The books is still interesting, but Grafton's stories of murder draw me in more deeply. I will definitely be continuing with S, though.”
“This book is quite hilarious as well as entertaining and adventurous. The character Kinsey Milhone is "babysitting" has her own agenda and is quite charming, but exasperating.”Susan K wrote this review Sunday, April 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I do enjoy the style of Sue Graftons writing and this was no exception.”David G wrote this review Monday, February 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not her best.”Janet O wrote this review Monday, December 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No