S is for Silence
Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with !a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband. But... show more
Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with !a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband. But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten. Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure. In S is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 28th 2006
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Kinsey Millhone (#19)
My fun book for a trip to Seattle, reading while the twilight went on forever outside the hotel window. Solid writing and characterization, as well as a convincing look at the enmeshment of small town life. It's been ages since I read Grafton, and had forgotten how good she is.
Kinsey is once again asked to look into the disappearance of a woman who vanished 35 years ago. Some say she ran away, others think her violent husband did her in. Whatever the answer, Diane, her daughter, needs to know the truth so she can at least have closure. I loved the mystery and I loved ha...
Fans of Sue Grafton will say that she never writes the same book twice and I agree with this but in S is Silence she definitely harkens back to a couple of her previous stories. The story immediately reminded me of Q is for Quarry and N is for Noose. That is not to say that I didn’t enjoy the boo...
There might be SPOILERS ahead.Can anyone please explain to me what just happened?It has been a long time since I've read a book from the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series. It felt so much like meeting with an old friend. I will forever adore Kinsey Millhone for she is an epitome of the woman I'd alway...
Pretty good. I wish the epilogue was longer. The ending was rather abrupt. But in all a good read.