T Is for Trespass

T Is for Trespass

Book - 2009
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When an elderly neighbour, Gus, has an accident, Kinsey Millhone is relieved when his niece organises a nurse for him. Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas doesn't turn up anything suspicious but Kinsey's not convinced, especially when Gus seems to be getting worse under his nurse's tender care.
Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2009.
ISBN: 9781847826909
1847826903
Characteristics: 498 p. ;,24 cm.

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PolyWogg
Mar 20, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
A generally depressing descent from beginning to end.
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey and Henry's neighbour falls, and Kinsey helps his niece arrange a nurse to look after him. Not an easy task when he's as grumpy as all get out.
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WHAT I LIKED:
Kinsey's background check doesn't turn up any red flags, but Kinsey's not entirely sure about the person, and how Gus is doing, particularly after the nurse moves in. Nor should she be, since the story also gives the woman's side of the story, and she's a sociopath. With a very large son. Meanwhile, Kinsey has a lovely car accident to over-investigate.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
I found the storyline a bit repetitive from previous ones -- a scammer on the one hand, a fake accident situation on another. And the general elder abuse is depressing. Plus at the end, the finale is way over the top, reading more like an action movie than a Kinsey story.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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Eil_1
Jul 07, 2015

Fast[-paced and an insight into the plight of some elderly people. Enjoyed it very much.

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harvhope
Sep 15, 2008

This was a slightly different type of Sue Grafton novel. Still the same main character and ancilliary friends but different in "voice" - sometimes in the voice of the "villain". But still liked it.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

I enjoyed this book as much as each of Grafton's previous in this series, but I don't recall the others having as much coarse language.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Coarse Language: There are several occurrences of the main character using coarse language. It isn't prolific, but it is there.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Violence: There are a couple of graphic scenes described in the book.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Campbell thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

A story of Kinsey Milhone's personal connection to the vulnerable lives of the elderly and the people that take advantage of them.

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