Plot or Premise
Kinsey is hired to be a babysitter for a newly-paroled wayward daughter who apparently turned to embezzlement when her gambling losses got too high.
What I Liked
The description of the daughter’s original crime, the limited evidence against her, and a rapid guilty plea sound a tad suspicious, and so it isn’t a great surprise to find that her former boss (the one she supposedly embezzled from) is sniffing around her in an oddly-friendly manner just after she is paroled. It also doesn’t take long for the various federal agencies to all show up hoping Kinsey will convince wayward Reba to inform on her former boss about money laundering and drug cartels. Reba’s definitely a handful, and there are some moments where Kinsey and Reba almost act like friends, even if can’t last.
What I Didn’t Like
The financial stuff is a little too simplistic, the feds are mostly caricatures, and the ending has almost nothing to do with Kinsey, she’s just along for the ride (as the book itself notes in the epilogue).
The Bottom Line (★★★☆☆)
More like rebound than ricochet.