S is for Silence - Sue Grafton

S is for Silence

By Sue Grafton

  • Release Date: 2006-11-28
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
S is for Silence book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 307 Ratings)

S is for Silence Sue Grafton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The latest repackage in Sue Grafton's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Cases don't get much colder than that of Violet Sullivan, who disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But P.I. Kinsey Millhone has promised Daisy she'll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. Kinsey tries to pick up a trail by speaking to those who remember her-and perhaps were more involved in her life than they let on.

But the trail could lead her somewhere very dangerous. Because the case may have gone cold, but some peoples' feelings about Violet Sullivan still run as hot as ever...

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  • S for Silence

    4
    By older 'n wiser
    Should have known the culprit seemed to be a silent bystander. Tom Padgett was a surprise.
  • Ending SUCKED!!!

    2
    By Roro Schnowski
    Spoiler alert!!! Good book unfortunately until you got to ending. Ending was so bad it made the entire book a waste of a read. Author did a good job of keeping you in suspense all the way till end. At that point there were three possible murderers. Loved the unraveling of the timeline, how she jumped from Kinsey’s investigation to the past and the days leading up to the murder. At the very end, even though it was 1am and I had 200 pages left I just couldn’t put the book down coz I so badly wanted to know who the murderer was. Unfortunately this was where it almost seemed like the author went on vacation and let her secretary take over! While the ending had an action packed car chase, guns and violence, what it didn’t have was any sort of ending that explained the random murderer she picked out of the town. This guy as implied in the previous chapters neither slept with the victim nor really needed to steal the cash from the victim as he had already stolen plenty of money from his wife! Yeah yeah yeah, he needed some money to tide him over for the immediate month or so but it just wasn’t enough of a reason to murder her in my opinion. Plus author implied in a previous chapter that the murderer never really made a move on the victim and yet at ending we find out that the dog she loved so much was bought by him. Seriously it absolutely did not make sense! U can’t go with a random perpetrator just for the sake of giving us a an ending we never expected. Plus after we find out who the murderer is and they do an entire chase scene, the next chapter is one whole year later without trying to further explain why the author chose that person as the murderer. Never thought a book could be that good and then u get to the crappiest ending ever and now you don’t even wanna see the book in your bookshelf!
  • Couldn't put it down

    5
    By BurgundyCG
    Couldn't put it down. What more can you ask from a book?
  • S for Silence

    3
    By Lilbaby4630
    The book was ok I was very disappointed in the ending. The writer could have wrapped up the story better
  • Complex plotting

    5
    By Readwrite abc
    Masterful weaving of different story lines and interplay of action and reaction, tantalizingly revealed bit by bit. Good read.
  • Kept me turning

    3
    By Soothing River Sounds for Sleep
    I always like a book that keeps me turning. Wanted a better ending but that is just the romantic in me.

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