R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton
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 wasn’t 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 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 round.
Series: A Kinsey Millhone Novel (Book 18)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (July 8, 2004)
MY THOUGHTS: All though this is book 18 of the series, it is just as good as the previous 17. Kinsey's new client, Nord Lafferty, wants Kinsey to go to pick up his daughter, she is getting out of prison and Kinsey's new job is to babysit her for a few days until she gets back into the swing of living on the outside. But Reba has her own idea on what is normal on the outside. But this time she has some really BIG trouble Kinsey needs to keep her out of. An old boyfriend and the FBI wants Reba to testify against her old boss, the one Reba stole 350,000 dollars from. But Reba wants something else and Kinsey doesn't know what it is. Does Reba get what she wants? Can Kinsey keep her out of trouble? I give this book 5.......
This book is for 2 of my reading challenges......
Outdo Yourself Challenge
Library Love Challenge