Monday, May 12, 2008

Six Degrees of Separation?

“T is for Trespass”. This is the latest book I have read by Sue Grafton. She has written 19 previous books in this series – each having the letter of an alphabet as the beginning of it’s title.

Kinsey Millhone is the sleuth in this book / series. She is a private investigator working whatever cases she gets. And she definitely has personality – a personality that developes more with each book.

There is a theory I have heard about and do not claim to know what exactly it means. It is called “Six Degrees of Separation”. As I was reading this book, I automatically thought about this theory. There were so many connections among the characters.

There are the obvious connections between persons in this book – Kinsey’s personal connection with her landlord and friend Henry for example. Then there are the other connections including the connection to Solana. Not only is there the connection thru Henry’s neighbor but there also is the one with Kinsey’s other cases. The way these connections were brought out were interesting.

Kinsey does a cursory investigation of Solana for the daughter of Henry’s neighbor. She latter determines she needs to do additional investigation into Solana. She will find out Solana is not who she pretends to be. She is a chameleon being the person she needs to be to get what she wants. As a matter of fact, she is not Solana but a pretender.

Solana ends up escaping when she is uncovered by Kinsey. But she hates Kinsey for killing her son when he went after her.. She hates her so much she comes back to hurt Kinsey by killing Henry. Fortunately, she fails and dies herself.

The book was one I enjoyed and would recommend.

1 comment:

JenningsJunk said...

Great review and I finally one I don't have to add to my list because Sue Grafton is one of my favorite reads. Glad to see she made your review :-)