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S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19)
S is for Silence - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19
Author: Sue Grafton
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 s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399152979
ISBN-10: 0399152970
Publication Date: 12/6/2005
Pages: 384
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4 stars, based on 411 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19) on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I always eagerly await the next Grafton, but I feel like she is getting tired of writing them. This one lacks the excitment of the earlier ones. I hope T is better. This one centers around a little girl whose vivacious (read slutty) mother goes missing. Everyone assumes she has run off with a man. Now the girl is grown and she wants Kinsey to find her mother. Foul play is a given, since it wouldn't be much of a murder mystery otherwise. Disappointing.
reviewed S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Oddly enough, I preferred the chapters NOT written in the first person from Kinsey's POV, the story of the characters as they were 34 years before when the crime (or was it?) actually happened.
reviewed S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19) on + 155 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Kinsey is hired by a daughter whose mother disappeared 34 years ago. One of her best.
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Is a winner!
reviewed S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Grafton's P.I. Kinsey Millhone has been asked to investigate a cold case involving the disappearance 34 years ago of a "live-wire" young woman, living in a small town with an abusive husband. Her grown-up daughter can't believe her mother would have left her behind, or that in all these years, if she were alive, she wouldn't have contacted her daughter. Kinsey finds that trying to investigate a cold case in a small town, where no one wants to give her a straight answer, is tough. But Kinsey is tough too. A great fast-paced read.
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reviewed S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 19) on + 259 more book reviews
Not a lot of major surprises but I still enjoyed this story. I thought revisiting the past in flashback would pull me out of the story, but I quite enjoyed learning the backstory of the characters. As usual, I was way off base on the identity of Violets murderer and wish there had been more of an explanation behind the why. I thought the how was a little morbid and creepy and Kinseys final showdown with the villain proved to be a little intense.

Overall, this is a s solid and enjoyable series though some of the books are much better than the others. As the series begins to wind down to the end of the alphabet, I am very curious to see Kinsey gets into and look forward to finding out.
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Another great story by Grafton. Have really enjoyed her books. They make you feel like you are right there with the action going on.
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Fairly good book, but slow paced. The use of flashback to the 1950s is not a good vehicle. Kinsey again finds the 'dun it' in Whodunit!

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