In R is for Ricochet, Kinsey Milhone is given a seemingly easy assignment that pays well. She is being paid to babysit Reba Lafferty, the 32 year old daughter of a wealthy man who has just recently been paroled after embezzling. Things start off well for Kinsey. Reba is easy going and they get along well, but before long Reba falls back into her old crowd that got her into trouble to begin with.
This is a less than stellar Sue Grafton novel. Although she isn’t one of my favorite writers, this was one of her weaker efforts. The idea behind the story isn’t all that inspiring. The plot is pretty bland. The best aspect of this novel is that the character development is fairly strong, otherwise there isn’t much here to like. I would skip this novel.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street