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T Is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

T Is for Trespass

by Sue Grafton

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Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (20)

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In this chronicle of another portion of Millhone' life, the private eye juggles four cases while also worrying about Henry Pitt's most recent relationship with a real estate agent. The primary case involves Henry's neighbour, Gus Vronsky, and his need for a care giver. After he scares a number of them off, Solana Rojas takes over tHe position. Soon Kinsey, Helnry, William and others become suspicious that she is taking financial advantage of Gus.

While this case gets more serious, Kinsey Is also trying to locate a witness to a minor traffic accident. This is to prove insurance fraud by one party to the accident. As well, she is also serving legal papers to a couple of other people who try to avoid her doing so.

Grafton' narratives mirror real life where people are juggling several issues at any one time as Kinsey is here- some of a personal nature while others are related to her job. ( )
  lamour | Jan 17, 2019 |
This series always acts as a pallet cleanser for me. I love Kinsey and though some books are better than others, they’re always entertaining. This story focuses on her elder neighbor Gus who hires a private nurse to care for him. The woman, Solana Rojas, turns out to be a con artist with a dangerous past. Kinsey finds herself going toe-to-toe with the clever woman. Despite the relatively simple story, the tension in this one was excellent. You find yourself frustrated alongside Kinsey as Solana stays one step ahead of her. ( )
  bookworm12 | Oct 16, 2018 |
This seemed like it was going to be a good novel, and there is much to commend it. However, Grafton seems unable to get through most of her novels without huge plot clunkers. In this case, when a false conservator is set up for an elderly man, Kinsey doers NOT contact the daughter of the man right away, even though she was a client. Why? The lame excuse is that the daughter had not believed Kinsey when she had said something was wrong.

Then, when she discovers the villain kills old people, she does not call her cop friends for help. This, I suppose, is to "heighten suspense." Cheap trick.

Still an exciting read, once you get past the gaffs.And the theme of elder abuse is an important one.

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  dasam | Jun 21, 2018 |
I really liked this one. The villain was terrific and unusual. I give her a lot of credit for building suspense in an unlikely mystery story. One of my favorites in this series in a while. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
Un bien bon thriller des familles, avec du suspens qui monte comme il faut, une intrigue qui se noue, se dénoue, se renoue: je rentre facilement dans un livre, mais c'est rare que j'en sois à sauter de surprise ou d'excitation parce que j'ai compris un truc de ouf; et dans ce livre ça m'est arrivé plusieurs fois, surtout vers la fin, une fois que toute l'intrigue est bien posée, qu'on sait que ça va se dénouer à un moment ou à un autre, et BIM! comme prévu ou presque, ou bien nouveau rebondissement, nouvelle découverte, mais avec une cohérence globale parfaite (enfin aussi parfaite que possible).
Il reste un truc un peu étrange dans ce livre, c'est la cohabitation entre un ton à l'humour léger voire subtil mais bien présent, et une histoire de fond absolument glauquissime, de la vraie détresse humaine. Ça laisse comme un goût un peu amer dans la gorge... ( )
  elisala | Feb 16, 2018 |
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Kinsey Millhone’s 20th case, which pits her against a creepy pair of abusers ... is one of her finest. ... Each of Kinsey’s cases stretches the private-eye formula in new ways. [T for Trespass], which reads like vintage Ruth Rendell, will bring shivers to every reader ...
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Holleman, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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tres¥pass \'trespes\ n: a transgression of law involving one's obligations to God or to one's neighbor; a violation of moral law; an offense; a sin
-Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged

In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene.

Though set in the late eighties, T is for Trespass could not be more topical: identity theft; elder abuse; betrayal of trust; the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent. It reveals a terrifying but all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Once again, Grafton opens up new territory with startling results.

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Sociopath Solana Rojas uses a stolen identity as a private caregiver to gain access to her intended victims while endeavoring to outmaneuver private investigator Kinsey Millhone.

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