S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Book 19) by Sue Grafton
By Sue Grafton
S is for silence: the silence of the misplaced, the silence of the grave, the silence of oblivion.
Thirty-four years in the past, Violet Sullivan wear her social gathering finery and left for the yearly Fourth of July fireworks reveal. She was once by no means noticeable back. within the small California city of Serena Station, tongues wagged. a few stated she'd run off with a lover. a few stated she used to be murdered by means of her husband. yet for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy that she left in the back of, her absence hasn't ever been defined or forgotten.
Now, thirty-four years later, she wishes the solace of closure.
In S is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's 19th day trip into the realm of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a complete new method of telling the story. And S is for awesome: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.
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I drowsed off, and when I woke up, the guy was standing right in front of me! " "It may be a ruse to get us out of the house," Frank said. He and Joe hastily pulled on their parkas and boots. " Rushing outside, the Hardys quickly spotted the intruder's tracks - clear bootprints in the thin layer of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. They followed the trail down the wooded slope. " Joe exclaimed as they reached the shore. Pressing forward, the Hardy boys strained their eyes to peer through the grey dawn mist, but it was not light enough for them to see the fugitive.
Say, have you asked Pete Hagen? " Frank thanked the man and sailed the Seagull in that direction. The boys found Hagan fishing through the ice just beyond his home. He had seen no boy of Johnny's description. As the four companions glided away, Joe said, "This is discouraging. " Frank worked skilfully to keep the vessel close to shore while Biff scanned the woods with his binoculars. "No one's in there," he reported. "Let's hike up that hill," Joe finally suggested, pointing to a section where pine trees grew down to the shoreline of the inlet.
Chet gave a groan. "Good grief! Don't tell me we have to go out and beat the bushes again. " "Guess we all are," Frank said with a wry grin. "But I agree with Joe. " "Check! We sure don't want that creep coming back in the middle of the night to play any dirty tricks on us," Biff pointed out. Chet's plump, ruddy cheeks turned a shade paler at the prospect of another night of ghostly episodes. "Okay, okay," he said hastily. " Pulling on their heavy jackets again, the boys went outdoors to make a thorough search.