This book is the first in the alphabet murder series by Sue Grafton.
Yes the book does start slow, but I think it’s worth it. This book is the introduction to a longstanding series. We had to meet Kinsey and find out who she is. She’s tough, smart and tenacious. She was raised by her cold Aunt after her parents died in a horrible car crash. She was in the car too. Kinsey watched her parents die right in front of her eyes and it changed her life forever.
Present day she’s a private investigator. She was a cop but couldn’t handle all the rules. Self-employed she can do as she pleases and that she does. Her cases are well outside of what you would expect. But working unwanted or strange cases seems fitting to her.
Enter client Nikki Fife. She went to prison for killing her husband but has always maintained her innocence. She hires Kinsey to find the real killer.
Of course during the investigation all hell breaks loose because Kinsey is a magnet for oddballs like no one else. She gets a new boyfriend, gets hit on by some other guys, gets shot at a few times, and two actual attempts on her life are just a sampling of the excitement and drama in this book. The finale is very much worth the slow build. I personally don’t think the end would be as compelling as it was if it were to be reached in a different manner.
This is definitely a good read and I do recommend it.
iTunes A Is for Alibi – Sue Grafton