Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately each month on the 15th. Brought to you by Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy, we link up on her blog to see what others are reading!
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
She was a “Jane Doe,” an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California’s Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff’s Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved.
That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to help with their legwork and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued and agrees to the job.
But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe’s real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.
Thoughts so far:
This is my first Sue Grafton and I’ll tell you that I have high expectations because of how deep in the alphabet she’s gone with these novels. I’ll admit I googled if I need to read them all in order or can I grab any letter book and go for it. The majority led me to believe the latter was appropriate. So far, it’s pretty detailed and leading up to an engaging mystery (- genre I don’t frequent too often). I applaud a strong female lead that balances her work and revealing who she is as a woman.
What have you been reading lately?