X (Kinsey Millhone #24) by Sue Grafton
This is an adult mystery/crime solving novel (Rated PG-13)
(Three and a Half Lack Luster Hearts)
X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.
X: The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: thinkxylophone.
X: The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet.
Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
Sue Grafton is one of a few authors that I’ve read so many book in a series. J.D. Robb and J.R. Ward are probably the other two.
While I normally love her writing and story, this one after two years of waiting fell completely flat for me. Kinsey is 38 and alone and I feel bad for her. It just seems that she will die alone even without Henry because he will outlast her.
Anyway, the story was too predictable and there wasn’t any twist I didn’t guess. I also think the whole neighbor thing pissed me off. The laws… Well, no spoilers.
Overall, I’m too invested in the series not to read the last few books (Y & Z). However, I hope that they turn out better than this one. And can Kinsey get a HEA, lol. Let her ride off in the series sunset not alone.
Judy Kaye does a wonderful job of narration and bringing the story to life.
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