But Kinsey Millhone isn't Jack Reacher - her speed is more Tracy Crosswhite. [b:My Sister's Grave|22341263|My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)|Robert Dugoni|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1405267054l/22341263._SY75_.jpg|41739579] Her cases aren't full of action and high speed chases - they're slowly nitpicking away until something clicks into place. She writes down all her thoughts and places her facts and ideas on 3x5 index cards - which she often shuffles and rearranges to help her solve her case. And I love it. Kinsey Millhone is great - but she's not for everyone.
For some reason I've seen reviewers compare this to Stephanie Plum - I don't know why - this is absolutely NOTHING like that. Stephanie Plum is a very different character and an extremely different type of book. That's more fluff. Kinsey Millhone is more procedural mysteries. And this series isn't current - it was first published in the 80's - there's not really technology. Messages were relayed by calling the landlines. Paper files were still the main form of storage. Not everyone will enjoy reading this. But if you like your mysteries to be more like procedurals with a determined and fierce character - Kinsey Millhone is for you.
This was super intense. It started off slow and snowballed. I just finished and I'm full of adrenaline. The ending was fantastic, although I would've loved to hear/see more about Jimmy Tate - was he undercover afterall? - and the fallout with Bibianna learning Hannah is Kinsey and the rest. I loved the mystery in this one and Kinsey's foray into undercover work. And man - could you get any more if anything can go wrong it will go wrong? She's so fkd in this one. Every time she blinked the cops/bad guys/someone fkd up and she was left improvising. And I would've liked Gordon Titus (the insurance efficiency overseer) to have been fired instead of Kinsey. I mean, I'm sure Kinsey will land on her feet but it would've been nice to see someone else get screwed.
4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.