T is for Trespass (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) - Sue Grafton

Once again Sue Grafton has changed up the technique she uses to tell the story in T is for Trespass.  In this book, we get to see the action from the POV of the bad guy (gal, in this case) as well as from Kinsey's.  It's an interesting idea that gives us some background we wouldn't have gotten from Kinsey alone.

This book is definitely not a murder mystery.  It has two plot lines.  One involves an accident that Kinsey is investigating and the eyewitness who is extremely reluctant to come forward.  The other involves an elderly neighbor who is in need of some nursing help in his home after taking a fall.  Neither of these sounds like the stuff of a page-turning book but one of them is.

I wasn't sure until I was done with this book whether I even liked it or not.  It was so out of character for Kinsey.  But the part that made me unsure of what I thought was that it kept me on edge the whole time I was reading it.  I was nervous for the safety of the characters in the story and my sense of unease grew the longer I read.  This book was making me sweat! I felt as if I had to get to the end to protect everyone.  As I said, nothing relaxing here!  I realized when I finished, that Sue Grafton's masterful use of words reminded me of the way Stephen King can manipulate my thoughts and emotions.  When a person can use words that well, I have to give it 5 stars.