What started out as simple insurance fraud ended up as much more than Kinsey could handle. Well, if you call simple a case of a colleague being murdered and Kinsey handed the case. Simple until it’s a ring of insurance fraud that’s caused multiple deaths. Simple when Kinsey is conscripted to go undercover. Simple when an ex-boyfriend turns up.
Not so simple anymore.
It was a bit boring to read in the middle, as going undercover wasn’t really all that interesting. Being locked in run-down dirty apartment isn’t very exciting. Not even driving around committing fraud is all that exciting.
I kept reading to see where things were going to lead, and well, in true Kinsey fashion, it was a bit of a mess. But, Kinsey lives to see another day, as usual. Its not the most exciting in the series, and deviates a bit from the usual fare, but it’s still not bad.
Kinsey is enlisted to find someone who has gone missing, or basically do a check in with someone who hasn’t been in touch for awhile. Her client hasn’t heard from her elderly mother in a month and wants Kinsey to find out what’s happened.
Well, Kinsey finds the elderly mother, but that’s just the beginning of her troubles. A hit man has been hired to take her out, so she is forced to hire a bodyguard. Things get a bit muddled up, and of course Kinsey escapes her bodyguard out of a need for freedom. And then crap hits the fan.
Somebody dies, somebody finds a lover, and somebody lives. Not a bad ending really.
It’s been an actual while since I’ve sat down to read a series, and I’ve since been back to my local library and they have the entire series (it sadly ends at Y). So now I kind of have to read it in order. Which means lots of reviews on the same topic, so to speak. I’m fairly certain I’ll run out of things to say apart from “I really liked it”. I do hope that’s not the case.
I will say that I pegged the culprit in this one fairly early on, but still wanted to see how Kinsey would figure it out. This is also the first book I got mad at. Like I put the book down and had to back away for a minute mad. Which is interesting in and of itself. Books that do that to me are few and far between, and this is the sixth in a series…so again interested to see if that happens again.
I’m just interested to see where things go from here, will there be another book to make me mad? Will I be able to predict the culprit in another book? Where does this series go from here?
I really liked the plot on this one, it was very different. In this episode, Kinsey is her own client, someone is making her the scapegoat for a much bigger crime than simple insurance fraud.
It actually works out in quite an interesting manner. I read these books just because I like following Kinsey around while she snoops, finding out about everyone. This person met that person for a tryst, that person is a closet drunk, this person works a second job no one knows about. I guess that makes me a bit of a busy body, but I like living vicariously through Kinsey, and she does some good work on this one.
Anyway, I’m thoroughly enjoying the series, and this one is no different, thoroughly enjoyable.
I’ve been reading my way through this series (in order!) and have been enjoying it. This book is good too, but I’m picking up some themes…
One: there are two crimes that are solved every book, one for the cops, one for the lawyers. Two: one of the women is assaulted to some degree (Lindsay got shot in a previous book, another one died a couple books ago… you get the idea).
I don’t seem to mind this, even though it makes certain things a bit predictable. What’s not predictable is which woman will be assaulted, and how the crimes will eventually be resolved.
Case in point, this book’s court case wasn’t fully resolved. The characters will never know the true ending, the reader is let in on the plot though. And the assault on the woman? It wasn’t really connected to either case. The crime was resolved by a victim!
So yes, even though some plot points are getting predictable, the books are still enjoyable because there is still enough unpredictability to keep my interest.
I’m beginning to see what my mom likes about this series. I’m sad that the author has passed and she never got to finish the series (I believe it stops with X).
Anyway, this is about “D” not “X”, lets not get ahead of ourselves. I’m not terribly happy with the ending of this one, but at least Kinsey didn’t have to shoot anyone this time. It was less violent than previous books, but still very dangerous.
I liked all the twists and turns this one had, all the interesting characters involved made for nice read. The characters definitely made the book this time.
This is a horror movie told in the same manner as Oculus, through a series of flashbacks as the police investigate a homicide and kidnapping in a supposedly haunted house where years ago another homicide was committed.
The police have one suspect, one missing person, and one person presumed kidnapped. While the police psychologist interviews the suspect, the rest of the officers search the house, recover evidence, and track down the two missing persons.
However, this is not a normal situation, it’s a paranormal situation, which means nothing is as it should be…
I did like the plot twist and never saw it coming, it was quite good. There is quite a bit more to the plot, but as usual I didn’t want to completely spoil everything since this is a movie available on Netflix.