T Is for Trespass

T Is for Trespass

Book - 2007
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tres#65533;pass \'trespes\ n: a transgression of law involving one's obligations to God or to one's neighbor; a violation of moral law; an offense; a sin
-Webster's New International Dictionary , Second Edition, Unabridged

In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene.

Though set in the late eighties, T is for Trespass could not be more topical: identity theft; elder abuse; betrayal of trust; the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent. It reveals a terrifying but all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Once again, Grafton opens up new territory with startling results.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007
ISBN: 9780399154485
0399154485
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Grafton 2007
M GRAFTON
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 24 cm

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Eil_1
Jul 07, 2015

Fast[-paced and an insight into the plight of some elderly people. Enjoyed it very much.

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harvhope
Sep 15, 2008

This was a slightly different type of Sue Grafton novel. Still the same main character and ancilliary friends but different in "voice" - sometimes in the voice of the "villain". But still liked it.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

I enjoyed this book as much as each of Grafton's previous in this series, but I don't recall the others having as much coarse language.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Coarse Language: There are several occurrences of the main character using coarse language. It isn't prolific, but it is there.

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Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Violence: There are a couple of graphic scenes described in the book.

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Aug 19, 2008

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Aug 19, 2008

A story of Kinsey Milhone's personal connection to the vulnerable lives of the elderly and the people that take advantage of them.

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