I have not read Sue Grafton’s books in order. Some of them I have liked a great deal and some have left me feeling so-so. I don’t know if this particular book veered from her style since I didn’t read the two prior to it. Bouncing back and forth from the 50’s to the present and presenting in depth looks at a wide range of characters could be confusing. I liked it and felt this book was a better effort than anything else she has done and that I have read. It is not one to make you stay up turning those pages but it provides moments of contemplation regarding the plot that are mentally stimulating. I liked it and recommend it.
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