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R Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton

R Is For Ricochet (2004)

by Sue Grafton

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Was annoyed by how passive Kinsey was. Reba initiates all the action. It's no wonder Reba thought Kinsey must have been a bad detective. Kinsey only shows some skill when Kinsey disappears on her. Kinsey is basically along for the ride. I also don't see any Ricochet in the book to justify the title. ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 30, 2017 |
Kinsey is hired to pick up a woman named Reba from prison. After that she gets caught up in the woman's complicated connections with a money laundering scheme with her ex-boyfriend. Reba is annoying and continuously makes bad decisions. At some point you hope that Kinsey will stop putting herself in horrible situations to help her out. Not my favorite in the series. ( )
  bookworm12 | Dec 20, 2016 |
I gave this book 3.5 stars rounded to four simply because I couldn't stand the main character. The plot was the usual Sue Grafton story. It wasn't as unusual as some of her other plotlines, but it was still well-written. However, I found myself wanting to smack Reba Lafferty upside the head. However, since I'm sure that's exactly what Sue Grafton was trying to do with the character, I rounded up to 4 stars.
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  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
I found this book to be one of Sue Grafton's best. It was an enjoyable read. The private eye in this series Kinsey Millhone has got herself in a intense investigation once again which, more or less was starting out as a babysitting job. The main character Reba however, was released from prison in no need of a babysitter. It was a complex clever deed of a lover's betrayal that invited her for a prison vacation. It was love gone wrong, love denied and love avenged novel. After reading the book I thought back to all the situations that Kinsey and Reba found themselves in that brought humor to the story. it was a great read...don't pass this one up.....Banjo

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Sue Grafton continues to maintain the quality of her stories. ( )
  punxsygal | Jan 16, 2016 |
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When wealthy octogenarian Nord Lafferty hires Kinsey Millhone to help his newly paroled daughter find her way back to the straight and narrow after doing time for embezzlement, the Santa Teresa P.I. has no idea what she's getting into. Reba Lafferty's ex-boss, land developer Alan Beckwith, is the man who sent her to prison--so how come she's meeting him just hours after her release, and treating Kinsey to an X-rated reunion scene played out in his parked Mercedes? And why is he also playing sex games with Reba's formerly best friend, who still works for him? A visit from an old friend from the FBI clears up the mystery--Beckwith is suspected of running a money-laundering game, and they need Reba to make their case by rolling over on him. It’s not until Millhone presents Reba with photographic evidence of Beckwith's two-timing that she agrees to do what the Feds want... but she'll only do it her way, which could get a lot of people killed. Grafton fleshes out this well-crafted thriller with a romantic subplot involving a romantic triangle that features Kinsey's elderly landlord Henry, his brother, and a vivacious widow who can't seem to choose between them. It doesn't add much to the plot, but the fans of this evergreen series (who must be wondering what will happen to Millhone when Grafton gets to the end of the alphabet) probably won't mind a bit. --Jane Adams

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Reba Lafferty is a spoiled only child about to released after a conviction for embezzlement. Reba's father has employed Kinsey Millhone to babysit her and make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. But Reba is out of prison less than a day when one of her old crowd comes sniffing around--… (more)

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