W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery (Unabridged)
by Sue Grafton
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Of the #1 New York Times best-selling Kinsey Millhone series, NPR said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. "And just like that," she says, "the lid to Pandora's box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself." In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised. W is for…wanderer…worthless…wronged…. W is for wasted.
I have been waiting for this for a long time. Ms Grafton does not disappoint. I'd give her 10 stars if I could!!
W is just OK
This book had a tendancy to drag on and on, just when you thought it was time to give up and move to something else, it did just enough to keep you listening for a few more chapters. The author does a great job in detailing everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. The book isnt bad, but its not all that great either. For the time spent on the audiobook, there is probably better choices out there.