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S Is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone Series #19)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    fun Kinsey Millhone mystery

    Santa Teresa, California private detective Kinsey Millhone has more work than she can handle but when Daisy Sullivan asks for her help, she can hardly refuse. Daisy wants to know what happened to her mother Violet who disappeared thirty four years ago on July 4, 1953. Most of the people in the town where she lived regarded her as trailer trash, a married battered wife who would sleep with whoever available. --- Opinion is divided between whether she stepped out with a man or someone killed her. She was last seen driving away from a gas station in the flashy new car her husband Foley bought for her. If Violet is dead, most people believe Foley is her killer because he was known to beat her up and the violence escalated the more she stepped out on him. Kinsey¿s investigation finds more suspects with motives who could have killed Violet and one of them is going out of their way to scare her off the case. A stubborn Kinsey risks her life to unearth the truth. --- This is the nineteenth Kinsey Millhone mystery and it is very different from the other books in the series. Chapters switch from the first person with Kinsey as the narrator in the present to the third person for chapters in 1953. Surprisingly, this plot device works so smoothly that readers don¿t really notice the difference. This is a great who done it one that shows step by step a Kinsey Millhone investigation. Sue Grafton writes some of the best mysteries in the new millennium with characters that never grow stale. --- Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    S is for Style...as in new

    Longtime readers of the Kinsey Millhone books will quickly notice the introduction of sporadic third person narrative throughout the book. It worked well for this story with a plot that ranks high on my list of Kinsey favorites.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    S is for Silence

    This has to be one of my favorites! I really enjoyed the flashbacks to fill in the story background. Violet Sullivan while not the ideal wife and mother is handsdown the most beautiful women in her small town. One fourth of July she suddenly goes missing. Some townspeople say she was killed by her abusive drunken husband while others believe she just ran off on her little girl Daisy to get away from the beatings. Either way no one has heard from her in over 30 years. Can Kinsey find out the truth or will the silence continue?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    must check this out

    Love Kinsey Millhone Series I have read all upto and including this one ready for T!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

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    I really liked this one. I loved that it jumped from present da

    I really liked this one. I loved that it jumped from present day back to 1953 when Violet "vanished". It was very well written. Though I wish we could have found out more about how the characters ended up in the end.

    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 she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.

    Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Recommended

    This is a great book in a great series. Kinsey's fan will not be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    One of my favorites

    I've read most of Grafton's books, and this is by far one of my favorites. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I liked how she varied her typical format. The flashbacks give a depth to the characters that is lacking in some of the other books and adds to the suspense. A definite thumbs up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    What the heck???

    S is for Silence was a real page turner and a far better read than R is for Richochet. Nice to know Sue Grafton hasn't lost her touch. Unfortunately, the ending left me thinking, 'huh?'. The guilty party made absolutely no sense at all --no compelling motive and certainly no motive for the ultimate brutality to Violet. What the heck was Grafton thinking and where was her editor??

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Grace

    District twelve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Alex

    Im from distrect 2..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Satan

    Rises from the ground and snaps franks spine in half killing him* betrayl is a son and you must pay *drags frank down to he.ll with him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Sky

    Ok nvm then sorry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Blake

    Do you quit?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Ace

    Alright. Plan? He shoots a rabbit and looks around. Lets set camp at res 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Hunger games

    Can i join? I voulenteer as tribute =3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    HUNGER GAMES QUIZ

    @ muchacho first result.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Xero

    District one walks in. He hs a backbackfrom the cornicopia thowing knives trident and crossbow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Annabeth

    (( oops))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Frank

    Dissapears

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Peeta

    swags in

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