Plot or Premise
Nikki Fife served 8 years for a murder she claims she didn’t commit. Now she wants Kinsey to clear her name.
What I Liked
The character of Kinsey Millhone, and her introduction on page 1 (“My name is Kinsey Millhone”) is the same general format that appears in all the books. Just the facts. But she talks about having killed someone and that it weighs on her mind. Cue the flashback. And the book has all the classic elements that show up in almost all the books…her apartment near Henry, Rosie’s, multiple cases at once, index cards to keep track of details, Deitz, Dolan, etc. This is a classic whodunnit with lots of twists and turns and misinformation from suspects, sometimes intentional, sometimes not.
What I Didn’t Like
There is a bit too much relationship-angst in this outing, albeit briefly.
The Bottom Line (★★★★☆)
Like meeting an old friend.