Friday, December 28, 2007

T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

I have been a fan of Sue Grafton's books since a couple of years ago when I received the first three of her books for Christmas. I hate the long wait between books all of the time, but I was excited to get the book in from the library. It was a pretty good book and I would rate it a B+.

From Amazon:
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.

Like the description says, this book really hits home to a lot of issues in the world today. As a loving grandaughter to my 93 year old grandmother it sickens me to think that people could abuse and be so mean to the elderly. I always enjoy Ms. Grafton's books and really like Kinsey. I love the little details in her in day to day live and love that she is willilng to take a risk. She has a fierce stand of what is right and what is wrong and I love that about her. The secondary characters in this series are also really enjoyable and I always love reading her books. There was not a lot of suspense or mystery in the book which is why I gave this a B+, but it is still an enjoyable and fun read.

Up next is They Did It for Love which I got at the library. I have two more books to read to get to my goal and I hope to do it. I have the flu which has cut down on my reading a bit, but do feel better today than I have the past couple of days. However, I have work to do for my mom's business here at home and I haven't done laundry and need to clean. I hope to get all of it done and should be able to as long as I get my butt in gear. I hope everyone else had an enjoyable Christmas and have been getting some reading done. I received several gift cards for the book store so that made me happy. Happy Reading!


Literary Feline said...

I am really looking forward to reading T is for Trespass. My husband finished it not to long ago and really liked it. :-)

I am glad you are feeling a little better, Kristie, but I hope you will be completely well soon!

Kristie said...

I would pick it up. To me, it is like visiting old friends, because you get to see so much of Kinsey's daily life.

Thanks for the good wishes. I am hoping it is better too. I so didn't want to have my whole vacation time sick.