It was like being in the presence of a snake, first hissing its presence and then coiled in readiness. I didn't dare turn my back or take my eyes off of her. I stood very still. I let go of my fight-or-flight defense and decided to play dead. If you run from a bear, it gives chase. That's the nature of the beast. Likewise a snake. If I moved, she might strike. When her elderly neighbour Gus has an accident, Kinsey Millhone is relieved when his niece organises a nurse for him. Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas ...
It was like being in the presence of a snake, first hissing its presence and then coiled in readiness. I didn't dare turn my back or take my eyes off of her. I stood very still. I let go of my fight-or-flight defense and decided to play dead. If you run from a bear, it gives chase. That's the nature of the beast. Likewise a snake. If I moved, she might strike. When her elderly neighbour Gus has an accident, Kinsey Millhone is relieved when his niece organises a nurse for him. Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas doesn't turn up anything suspicious. But Kinsey's not convinced - especially when Gus seems to be getting worse under his nurse's tender care. Realising that her neighbourly concern isn't going to get her past the front door Kinsey turns to more unorthodox methods to step up her investigation. And gets far more than she bargained for ...Not only is Solana not who she seems to be but she's more than able to play Kinsey at her own game. Suddenly the tables have turned and it's Kinsey who's on the wrong side of the law ...
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New in new dust jacket. Tight binding with clean text. New. Dustjacket has slight shelfwear along edges. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 387 p. Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. tres pass \'trespes\ n: a transgression of law involving one's obligations to God or to one's neighbor; a violation of moral law; an offense; a sin "-Webster's New International Dictionary, " Second Edition, Unabridged In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's "T is for Trespass" is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene. Though set in the late eighties, "T is for Trespass" could not be more topical: identity theft; elder abuse; betrayal of trust; the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent. It reveals a terrifying but all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Once again, Grafton opens up new territory with startling results.
I've read them all up to T and can't wait for the rest of the alphabet. I always enjoy Grafton.
Jun 8, 2009
Review of T is for Trespass
Female-sleuth Kinsey Millhone is on the trail of a woman who has stolen the identity of another and is using it to commit elder abuse, fraud and theft. Kinsey must stay one step ahead of this psychopath to save the life of her elderly neighbor Gus Vronsky, and ultimately her own.
This was difficult for me to read due to the subject matter of elder abuse, but I thought it was well-written and quite the thriller: a real page-turner. It was good to spend some time with Kinsey again and I'm looking forward to the "U" book.
Jun 4, 2009
Grafton Always a Winner
loved this book - an easy read and like the larger-sized paperback
Mar 19, 2009
Another great book by Sue Grafton
This is a super book. You can't help but love Kinsey Milhone. Grefton makes you feel as if her characters are friends of yours, and you want to share more and more of their lives. The plots are always unpredictable and Kinsey is spunky, brave and adorable. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
May 24, 2008
At first I was not going to order this book, because the description sounded boring. But I am so glad I did finally order it and read it! The book is downright scary with what can happen to the elderly with both identify theft and financial rip-off. It is amazing how deep identify theft can be buried and what all they can do financially. The book has a very good story plot. I strongly recommend reading it.
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