"p" Is for Peril

"p" Is for Peril

Kinsey Millhone Series, Book 16

eBook - 2001
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Kinsey Millhone ventures into the darker side of the human soul in this gripping novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one—a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret—and now a whole lot of beauty, money, and lies are proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...
Publisher: 2001
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ISBN: 9781440634079
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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PolyWogg
Mar 10, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
Decent mystery, too much other noise.
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey is hired for a missing persons case, a retired family doctor, running a nursing home.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The mystery opens with a nice quirk -- it's the ex-wife who hires Kinsey, not the current wife. Like all Kinsey's cases, it gets complicated really fast -- cheating wives, messy divorced families, a search for new office space, Medicare fraud, kids who murdered their parents, etc.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The sub-story about kids murdering their parents and the convenience of some evidence that comes to her from Henry by coincidence really detracts from the 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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RicktheLibrarian
Jul 10, 2018

Excellent book - except I borrowed the Kindle version and I noticed there was no Epilogue, as in her other books. Edited out on the eBook version or was there none in this (print) book, either? There were a few loose "strings".

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ActV
Jan 02, 2016

What happened to chapters 22, 23 and 24?????! I got all the way to the last 3 chapters and could not read how it turned out as only the first page of each of the last three chapters would show

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pquinn
Nov 24, 2012

Enjoyed the plot and the "twists" at the end.

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blossom21
Jan 31, 2010

Entertaining, funny and exciting.

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