S Is for Silence

by Sue Grafton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1405054107 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Starry-Starry of Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on 4/28/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Starry-Starry from Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 28, 2006
Another fantastic Kinsey Millhone mystery. I eagerly await every new release and this one didn't disappoint. Although there was less focus on the peripheral characters of Henry, Rosie and co. in this one, there was so much going on that I didn't miss them.

Violet Sullivan went missing on the 4th July 1953 and no-one has seen her since. Now her daughter Daisy would like some closure and to finally find out what happened to her Mom. She hires Kinsey, who reluctantly takes on the cold case, fearing it is a waste of time. But she soon gets drawn into the close knit community where secrets can't remain buried for long.

This one marks a bit of a departure for Kinsey books in that part of the action takes place in flashbacks in which the perspective changes from Kinsey to third person. I like it in this context because it helps to get a feel for the small town and the characters as are they were then. As usual I was kept guessing right to the end and there were plenty of red herrings. My only slight niggle was the ending. Without giving too much away, it felt a bit false to me, like it was tagged on the end to provide a bit of a thrill rather than a natural conclusion to the story, but it didn't spoil my overall impressions of the book.

Journal Entry 2 by Starry-Starry from Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 28, 2006
A bookring is forming, here are the players:

Weebly
Iojima
Sunflowergirl
Scotsbookie
Calalilly
Purplerosebud
Angi612UK
Anglersrest
Tuftynut
Tiggsybabes <-- it's here
Beckydore

Will be on its way to Weebly very soon. Hope you all enjoy it!

Journal Entry 3 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 29, 2006
I am doing a happy dance - it's arrived it's arrived!!!

Journal Entry 4 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 14, 2006
This book had to sit goading me on the bedside while I had a very nasty tummy bug - then when I felt a bit better it was wonderful to read - like putting on comfy slippers and relaxing in a huge armchair by the fire. I found the flashbacks a bit different and near the end they got in the way - I wanted to know what was happening to Kinsey and suddenly we were in a flashback chapter again! But altogether I really enjoyed it and I can't wait for T. So what will T be for? Trespass, Tournique ? Any more guesses?

#15 in the 2006 Keep Them Moving Challenge.

Journal Entry 5 by Iojima from Nyons, Rhône-Alpes France on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Received and started. What really worries me is what will happen after Z.

Journal Entry 6 by Iojima from Nyons, Rhône-Alpes France on Friday, May 19, 2006
Great, as usual. But not as usual: I liked the flashbacks. They were well done without really changing her style. My only niggle was her carrying on about the pitbull; golden retrievers bite, too -- more often then pitbulls. I have Sunflowergirl's address, so it's going into the post.

Journal Entry 7 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Monday, July 10, 2006
I've just received this book, thank you. I've been away for a couple of weeks so I'm not sure when exactly it arrived. I can't believe how long it seems to have taken to get here from France though, the postal system is terrible at times. I do have six ring books to read ahead of it but I shouldn't be too long getting to it. I'm under doctor's orders to rest up for a few days after a traumatic health problem so I plan on lazing around and doing nothing but catching up on my reading.

Journal Entry 8 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I finished reading this book last night, once I got into it I couldn't put it down. The book seemed quite slow paced in the beginning but it soon picked up. It felt so different to the other books in the series due to the flashbacks but they were a nice addition. There wasn't much at all about Kinsey's life in this book but then her life is not always a big feature anyway. I found this book more creepy than the others I've read in the series, but I liked that about it. I wasn't too keen on the ending, I agree with starry-starry that it felt added on for impact and it didn't feel like it fitted with the rest of the story. It didn't spoil the book for me though.

I've already PM'd scotsbookie and received her address back so I'll send the book on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 9 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Saturday, July 22, 2006
I posted this book to scotsbookie today by 2nd class post so it should get there soon.

Journal Entry 10 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 28, 2006
Arrived safely yesterday, #1 on TBR pile.

Journal Entry 11 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 18, 2006
I srarted this with some trepitation having been disappointed in the last few weeks with the lasted volumes in favourite series of mine, fortunately Sue Grafton & Kinsey didn't let me down. A great read with the flashbacks & present day (well 1987) working well together. Looking forward to T is for...Trauma, Trouble????

Thank you Starry-Starry. Will PM calalilly for her details & get it off on its travels again asap

Journal Entry 12 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Popped in the post to calalilly this morning. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Received from Scotsbookie, sorry I forgot to journal it as soon as I received it. Have a few other rings ahead of this. Very tempted to jump a few to read this, I'll see how it goes.

Journal Entry 14 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 27, 2006
I thought this was one of her better ones. I found once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down until I finished it. I liked the flashbacks, giving different insights into what went on just before Violet went missing. I will be passing it onto Purplerosebud.

Journal Entry 15 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Picked up from calalilly this evening. Having read the journals so far I'm looking forward to a good read.

Journal Entry 16 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 15, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. It held my interest right from the start and I found I wanted to go back to it more and more to find out what happened next. I was happy with the flashbacks but did find them a bit confusing when I was trying to remember who was who so by the end I had to go back and re-read a few just to remind myself of their relationship with Violet.

Have PMd the next person and it will be on its way once I have their address.

Journal Entry 17 by angi612uk from Whitchurch, Somerset United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Received this morning thank you Purplerosebud, and of course starry starry for setting up the ring. Unfortunately I've just started a book so this one will have to wait......quietly........until it's finished!!

Journal Entry 18 by angi612uk from Whitchurch, Somerset United Kingdom on Saturday, March 10, 2007
Another success for Sue Grafton! I found it a bit slow starting up, but having got into it I didn't want to put it down. Will contact anglersrest for her address and pass it on.

Journal Entry 19 by angi612uk from Whitchurch, Somerset United Kingdom on Sunday, March 11, 2007
AnglersRest wishes to be sidestepped so I will contact the next person, tuftynut.

Journal Entry 20 by Tuftynut from Stepney, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Arrived this weekend but have been away so haven't started it yet. Will start it tomorrow on my train journey to work.

Journal Entry 21 by Tuftynut from Stepney, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 30, 2007
Kinsey Millhone books have become like a pair of old slippers, I just know I'm coming to comfy and enjoy reading it and as ever I was gripped throughout. I thought the ending was a teensy bit weak and disjointed but enjoyed it nonetheless and am now eagerly awaiting 'T'.......

Have PMd Tiggsybabes for address details.

Journal Entry 22 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 20, 2007
Woo hoo! Just finished P & I have Q from the library, so this will be read soon :)

Journal Entry 23 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 09, 2007
Fabulous, as expected. Sue Grafton is one of my favourite authors & I love to curl up with one of her books :)

I've PMed Beckydore for her address.

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