T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton
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
Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Hardcover) (Book 20)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam; 1 edition (December 4, 2007)
MY THOUGHTS: I have to admit this book started out slow. Unlike the others that took right off. But once the story got started I couldn't put it down. The story line is something we don't want to think about happening, but it does, all too often. Like the description above, you see all this happening and you hope against all odds that Kinsey figures out what's happening. Really awesome book......I give this book 5.....
This book is for 2 of my reading challenges.......
Outdo Yourself Challenge