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Book Reviews of R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18)

R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18)
R is for Ricochet - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780425203866
ISBN-10: 0425203867
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 436 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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sealady avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 657 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"Another success for Grafton, May 8, 2005"
Reviewer: Carolyn Rowe Hill, author: "so far, R is for Ricochet is my favorite. I see the point another reviewer made about entitling the book R is for Reba as this character is definitely the lead in this story, which at times I found disconcerting. However, I grew to like Reba, so it turned out to be OK by me. While the book is not riveting (I could easily set it down and return to it later), I found it comfortable to read in parcels and finished it in a few days (which gave me time to absorb many of its details). Whatever else is going on, it's always interesting to see what's up with landlord Henry Pitts, his brother William and wife Rosie the Hungarian, and this time with Michigan brother, Lewis, who arrives for an unscheduled visit.

It does seem to me Grafton has increased her descriptive narrative as she proceeds through the alphabet. Perhaps this has become convenient filler. She has been roundly criticized for this practice, but if the reader absorbs the descriptions, he/she learns much about the places Detective Kinsey Millhone has been and how precisely she takes in the scene around her (makes for a good detective). I do think one can only describe bars so many times before the descriptions become grudgingly repetitious, and counting down the digital readout on an elevator door panel (twice) is carrying things a bit far, "...4 to 3 to 2 to 1." I was also surprised at how easily Kinsey allowed Reba to manipulate her... as in the shopping spree. If she didn't want Reba in the changing room with her, I would've expected her to just say NO.

Having said all this, I found the book an enjoyable read and continue to be impressed with Grafton's way with words. Her description of the July heat as being "thick as sour milk" and smelling like "feedlots" made me feel the unpleasantness of the day even as we experience an unusually long, snowy, cold winter in Michigan. She follows this sentence with a description of her T-shirt sticking to her back and the "sheen of moisture" on her face, "...the sort of clamminess that wakes you from a dead sleep when you've just come down with the flu." Yuck!

I intend to eventually read all Grafton's alphabet novels and to learn from her as an author." Carolyn Rowe Hill
reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A complex and clever money-laundering scheme is just a cover for a novel that is all about love: love gone wrong, love betrayed, love denied. Private eye Kinsey Milhone is the protaganist in Sue Grafton's alphabet series, beginning with A.
sharalsbooks avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 259 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Overall, this is a decent series but its starting to lag for me. I like Kinsey but while reading this book about Kinseys latest job of picking up a convicted felon released from prison on parole fell short of the mark for me. I felt Kinseys tenacious skills as a private investigator were wasted with this babysitting job. The few interactions Kinsey has in the book with Henry left me unsettled as well. With a long-running series, there needs to be definitive character development and growth. As we near closer to the end of the alphabet, it doesnt feel like theres much growth.

There wasnt a lot of mystery with this story but I am hoping that will change with the next book. There is potential in R for a new relationship for Kinsey and I think its time. Lets face itHenry isnt going to live forever and when that time comes, Kinsey is going to need people around her to help her pick up the pieces and cope. I get that in Kinseys line of work, being a loner is part of the job, but I would enjoy seeing Kinseys circle of friends increase beyond Rosie and the gang. I would enjoy seeing Kinsey finally settle down and start a family!

For the record, I did like Reba Lafferty more than I thought I would. I was expecting her to be a nasty piece of work, but she surprised me several times in the story. Even when she screws up and slides backwards, you dont get the sense shes a bad person, just a messed up girl who gets mixed up with the wrong people and makes bad choices.

I will see this series through to the end since Ive come this far. I really like Kinsey and want to find out what happens next but Im not champing at the bit.
cyndij avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 768 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
As you might expect from the title, this is the 18th in the series about PI Kinsey Milhone. I wouldnt recommend starting the series with this one, I think the author has developed the character in such a fashion that a new reader cant just fall into this world. In truth if you havent read any of these by now, youre not interested anyway. In this outing, Kinsey is hired by a dying rich man to watch over his daughter Reba for a few weeks as she gets out of prison. Its quickly apparent that Reba has no guilt over her conviction for embezzlement, and no intention of going straight. Reba is a great character and the plot moves along quickly, with some interesting twists happening. What I didnt like was Kinseys cooperation with Reba in some things youd think a licensed PI wouldnt really do; and I felt like Kinsey really ought to have been quicker on the uptake about Rebas motivations. She seems pretty wishy-washy in this book, like anyone could have convinced her of anything if theyd just put on enough pressure. All in all, it kept me reading, and its not the worst in the series, but I dont think its the best either.
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Helpful Score: 1
R IS FOR RICOCHET by Sue Grafton IMHO another solid entry in this series. While you are seldom surprised with Santa Teresa P.I. Kinsey Milhone, you are also rarely disappointed. This is the story of triangles. The most prominent involves parolee embezzler Reba Llafferty. Kinsey is hired by Rebas wealthy father to help her get back into society safely. The second element of this triangle is Alan Beckwith, Rebas former employer from whom she embezzled money and with whom she is continuing to have an affair. Beckwith is also simultaneously having his wife with Rebas best friend who took her place in more ways than one when Reba went to jail. The FBI wants Reba to help them get the goods on Beckwiths money laundering operations and push Kinsey to gain her cooperation. Woven into the big story is a lesser triangle involving Kinseys elderly landlord Henry, his brother, and a vivacious widow who apparently is attracted to both. While this sub-plot doesnt add to the overall mystery it is the kind of touch that keeps me working my way through the alphabet and looking forward to each new Kinsey Milhone outing.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's much better than "Q is for Quarry"
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Kinsey Millhone detective story by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone is a likeable character and it's always fun to see the trouble she can get herself into and out of in the pursuit of justice.
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Kinsey baby sits privileged women out on parole
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Great as always.
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A refreshing heroiene. If you haven't tried Grafton yet, you are missing a sterling of example of the mystery writer's craft.
sharrona avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 207 more book reviews
Kinsey Millhone, private detective in Santa Teresa, California -- a great addition to the author's excellent mystery series
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Kinsey Milhone mystery. Simple enough small job - pickup and babysit a millionaire's daughter paroling from a California prison. Nothing is ever that simple for Kinsey.
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Fun Sue Grafton novel, part of the Kinsey Milhone series.
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This is one of the better Sue Grafton novels. Kinsey becomes entangled with a spoiled, rich girl who has a troubled past. The usual murder and mayhem ensue with some good subplots as well.
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Excellent, I enjoy all her books.
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Private Investigator Kinsey Milhone is back on the job, hired by a privileged parolee's father to keep her out of trouble. It should be an easy assignment-until the parolee's past starts coming back to haunt her.
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Another best seller by Sue Grafton. Great mystery and intrigue
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Part if the Graton "Alphabet" series, it is entertaining and up to the usual Kinsey Milhone genre.
jerjer avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 54 more book reviews
Kilsey Millhone has a little romance in this book by Sue Grafton..She
also has a lot of mystery...
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can't beat the alphabet series. grafton at her best
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Being a big fan of Sue Grafton I would be bias in my review probably. All her alphabet books are great..can't go wrong with any of them..story follows young (32 or 34 y.o.) woman detective's adventures
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Ah, wonderful as always. A new best friend for Kinsey, some boring survelliance, a little bit of seediness- oh, but then the pain of loss and the despair of knowing she couldn't change someone.

Kinsey is hired to "babysit" Reba who is getting out of prison after serving almost 2 years for embezzlement- simple, huh? Luckily for Kinsey, Reba, her new best friend also has great taste in clothing and manages to do some fashion re-education for Kinsey. More surprisingly, Kinsey gets a great new haircut- imagine how stylish she's looking! All this happens before the danger picks up and Kinsey is in the middle of breaking and entry and even scarier elements around the edges of crime. No great surprise, these lead to actual danger for Kinsey and fears for
Reba's life.

R doesn't bring in any members of Kinsey's trying-to-get-closer family, but Kinsey learns some lessons about intimacy from a long term friend. She observes as Henry's family interferes in his possibilities for romance and she supports Henry in standing up to his brothers. Rosie is off the offal cooking stint- although I'm googling Hungarian recipes right now to see if some of those sound appealing- and is now serving cheap wine to compensate for better cooking.
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Anything by Sue Grafton is great.
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Great book, as usual from Grafton
cay avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 63 more book reviews
Another great mystery for Kinsey Millhone to solve.
mvtrekkie avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 231 more book reviews
An easy and fast read although not too much happens until the end of the book.
ladycholla avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 2063 more book reviews
Very good, Kinsey Milhone good as usual.
mizPJ avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 170 more book reviews
A nice change for Kinsay, a nice change for the reader. Better than I expected.
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One of my favorite authors; always a fun read.
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Nice Grafton book, easy read. Bestseller
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another great thriller by Sue Grafton
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KINSEY BABYSITS THE ONLY CHILD OF AN ADORING RICH FATHER WHO COULD DENY HER NOTHING. HE HAS KEPT HER OUT OF ALL SCRAPES EXCEPT EMBEZZLEMENT. NOW OUT OF PRISON HE GET KINSEY TO KEEP HER STRAIGHT AWAY FROM BOOZE AND GAMBLERS...GOOD LUCK KINSEY. LIFE IS NEVER THAT SIMPLE
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I am reading this series in order, and after 18 novels, I feel like Kinsey Millhone is one of my oldest and dearest friends. I find myself wishing I could call her & meet her at Rosie's for a drink. I become so totally immersed in these stories, that I feel happy and sad with Kinsey & Henry in the circumstances of their lives, and I get angry with them sometimes & actually talk out loud to the book, (e.g., âKinsey, what'r'you DOING?! Have you lost your mind, girl?!') I mean, that's a good book when you talk to it.
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The best part of the series detective stories is that you get to know the character - Kinsey Millhone. Starting another day which sometimes might seem a bit boring but suddenly takes a turn to which boring doesn't look quite as bad. You might cringe at the cheese and pimento sandwiches, or chuckle at the tarantula spider scurrying across the office floor; but you will always be on the alert to what ever could possibly happen next!

This is a great "get away" book to stimulate the senses in the lifestyle of a female detective who shares human need and desire at multiple layers. The balance of priorities and how to handle those gray areas in life, but make it through in one piece. With lessons learned and a positive attitude towards approaching her next case, she finds that sometimes you do not have to be looking for trouble. It can find you!

The great part about the whole story is not guessing the ending half way through the book. Your challenged right through to the end and satisfied with a just ending.
hobbitlady avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 23 more book reviews
My husband and I love these books because they are set in thinly disguised Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard California,my home town and stompin ground. Plus they have a gritty spunky protagonist that catches your heart and often the stories have good twists.This story has Kinsey babysitting a parolee who has friends in the underworld.Good stuff!
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I loved this book. Suspenseful and fun.
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A daughter of privlege, Reba Lafferty, finally is convicted of embezzelment. When her parole come up, her father hires a "babysitter," Kinsey, the spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator in Santa Teresa, California. The terrific end of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries.
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Grafton is a master story teller. It will be a sad day
when we reach the end of the alphabet.
sisterbea avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 19 more book reviews
Another great one in the long list!
drgldy76 avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 125 more book reviews
I love this series. Kinsey is a bounty hunter by trade, but she's not as tough as that sounds. She finds her bounty by accident or by some wicked help. Very funny series kind of reminescent of Janet Evanovich's
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Excellent - I love this series!
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The whole series is great
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Great Sue Grafton read!
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This was another fine book from Sue Grafton. If you like her other "alphabet" books, you will be pleased with this one.
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Another super Sue Grafton creation. How does she do it? Great story after great story, and she just gets better.
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Classic Kinsey Millstone
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Anyone who has read Sue Grafton and is familiar with the heroine, Kinsey Milhone, will love this one. Kinsey is hired by an wealthy father to help his daughter return to society following a four year jail sentence for embezzlement. Lots of action.
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Kinsey is to help Reba who is getting out of prison. She is given this assignment by Reba's father. Of course things do not go smoothly as Reba's past catches us with her.
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Fast easy read, typically Grafton.
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Kinsey Milhone--at her funny, in your face best!
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I want to read the whole alphabet!
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Kinsey Millhone is babysitting a parolee, daughter of a very wealthy man.Fast paced, entertaining.
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Another great Kinsey Millhone book.
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Great book! I love Kinsey Milhone.
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Great book. If you liked Sue Grafton's previous "alphabet" books, you will love this one also.
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if you like good and bad guys, this is it. cops and prison all in one.
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Sue Grafton's private eye, Kinsey Milhone, is smart, tough, sexy, and witty in this juicy tale. The female gumshoe keeps the reader riveted to the story with clues, violence, and steamy sex.
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"Grafton's alphabet thrillers keep getting better." USA Today. Loved reading it and highly recommend it.
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One of my favorite authors - always a page turner.
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Yet another great Kinsey Milhone story! Lots of romance in this one!
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Good read, but as she is getting closer to the end of the alphabet, the books are getting old.
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One of my favorites of Sue Grafton's alphabet books. This one has some very colorful characters!
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born and he could deny her nothing. Her father got her out of many scrapes over the years, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. It's a complex and clever money-laundering scheme and is just a cover for a novel that is all about love, love gone wrong, love betrayed and love denied.
Tata avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 135 more book reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed "R". It was one of Sue Grafton's best books in her series.
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Strong Frafton
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Kinsey takes a bit of a back seat to a more rebellious character. But, on the personal side, she finally has a love life and has received a decent haircut!
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Another great edition in the Kinsey Millhone series, even if, as Kinsey says at the end, she is "simply a minor character in someone else's play."
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Kinsey is back to her old self in this mystery. I loved Henry's family dynamics and maybe a real love for K?

Well worth my reading time.
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Sue Grafton never fails! Kinsey is on the trail again, finding danger, love and a hardboiled egg with mayonaise sandwhich at every turn. This one doesn't dissappoint!
ladycholla avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 2063 more book reviews
Good story, typical Grafton.
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very good read !
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I enjoy her books so much and this one is just as good as the others!
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I can't wait for another in the alphabet Kinsey Mahone series. This is a doozy.
DameEdna avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 149 more book reviews
Grafton never fails...I enjoy her hard-boiled detective Kinsey Millhone as well as the cast of accompanying characters. Esp. enjoyed the character of Reba in this volume.
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Another great mystery/thriller from Sue Crafton!
robinmy avatar reviewed R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) on + 1712 more book reviews
Another entertaining Kinsey Millhone mystery. Kinsey is hired to escort a young woman, Reba Lafferty, home from prison, get her settled in, and keep her out of trouble. Everything is going okay until one of Reba's old friends comes circling around.

Excellent story. Much better than "Q" is for Quarry.
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Reba Lafferty had it all, but it wasn't enough. Reba is convicted of embezzlement and sent to prison. At 32 she is paroled. Nord Lafferty wants her home, clean of the drugs and booze, and away frm her friends. Kinsey figures this will be a strightforward job. Babysit Reba and make sure she follows the rules of her parole. But...life is never that easy and within 24 hours of Reba's release, her old friends are circling the gates. This story is about love los,t found, betrayed and denied. Reba finds out that sometimes what you give in life comes back to bite ya in the butt...and that the good guys can win, even when they lose.
I love it. Sue Grafton's books just keep getting better and better.
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a wonderful Kinsey Millhone book by Sue Grafton
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Reba Laffery was a daughter of privilege,the only child of adoringfather,Nord Laffery was in his fifties when she was born.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around...
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The usual Sue Grafton mystery. Always enjoyable easy read.
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From Amazon.com: Private Investigator Kinsey Milhone is back on the job, hired by a privileged parolee's father to keep her out of trouble. It should be an easy assignment-until the parolee's past starts coming back to haunt her.
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I loved it - I've read them all.
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Not the typical Kinsey Milhoune read. A refreshing read.
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Kinsey Milhone is up to her old tricks of solving mysteries that didn't seem like they would end up in murder. She is such a well-honed character that one feels as if one knows her. Her relationships with the usual characters are still good and her helping others always seems to catapult her into danger.
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Not her best, but I like Kinsey Millhone. She is addictive as a gutsy female PI
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Another fun inst5allment in a series I have enjoyed greatly.
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Excellent as usual for Sue Grafton.
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I have always enjoyed this series and this one is no let down.
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The latest of Grafton's A-Z alphabet with Kinsey Millhone saying she is not the star of this novel; rather her impetuous client.
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tHIS IS A GOOD ONE
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What are we going to do when she runs out of alphabet?
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Another great mystery by Grafton involving a rich mans daughter who is just released from prison and Kinsey is to "watch over her" until
she readjusts!! An interesting relationship begins despite the difference of attitudes, etc. A must read for Kinsey fans or anyone wanting a good mystery.
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Really good read.
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Funny, keeps you reading
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Can't beat Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone for fun with your mystery.
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Not as good as some of the Alphabet series. Not to much to think about as far as mystery goes. Liked that Kinsey is having a romance, best part for me.
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Love it, great fast, fun read.
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excellent book you just have to read it
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Laferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around.
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Beautiful book. Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege. Abandoned by her rebellious mother when she was an infant, she was the only child of a rich man already in his mid-fifties when she was born, and her adoring father thoroughly spoiled her. Now, at thirty-two, having had many scrapes with the law, she is about to be released on probation from the California Institution for Women, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence for embezzlement. Though Nord Lafferty could deny his daughter nothing, he wasnt there for her when she was brought up on this charge. Now he wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a weeks work. Nothing untowardthe woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round.

R is for Ricochet. And R is for romance: love gone right, love gone wrong, and matters somewhere in between.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a 4 year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward -- the woman seems reasonable and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around . . .
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My wife enjoyed it!
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Another great book from Sue Grafton. Once you get into her books you can't wait to find out the ending.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifites when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, hving served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Reba seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around...
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Laffertery was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a 4 year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

It seems a straightforwars assignment for Kinsey; babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around.....
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One of the best of the series.
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not her best; still, a good read.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years,he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasen't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled having served twenty two months of a four year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
But life is never simple and Reba is out of prison less the twenty four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around....
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey:
babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less that twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes cirdling around.....
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