T Is for Trespass

T Is for Trespass

Large Print - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:
4
2
1
 …
trespass \'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: Detroit, MI : Thomson Gale, [2007]
Edition: Unabridged large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780786296521
0786296526
9781594132810
Characteristics: 627 pages.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
p
PolyWogg
Mar 20, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
A generally depressing descent from beginning to end.
.
PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey and Henry's neighbour falls, and Kinsey helps his niece arrange a nurse to look after him. Not an easy task when he's as grumpy as all get out.
.
WHAT I LIKED:
Kinsey's background check doesn't turn up any red flags, but Kinsey's not entirely sure about the person, and how Gus is doing, particularly after the nurse moves in. Nor should she be, since the story also gives the woman's side of the story, and she's a sociopath. With a very large son. Meanwhile, Kinsey has a lovely car accident to over-investigate.
.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
I found the storyline a bit repetitive from previous ones -- a scammer on the one hand, a fake accident situation on another. And the general elder abuse is depressing. Plus at the end, the finale is way over the top, reading more like an action movie than a Kinsey story.
.
DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

e
Eil_1
Jul 07, 2015

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

h
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.

c
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.

Notices

Add Notices
c
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.

c
Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

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

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
c
Campbell
Aug 19, 2008

Campbell thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary
c
Campbell
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.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at HPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top