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Beth posts on 3/27/2006 5:16:03 PM Glad some of you out there had the same trouble as I did with the ending of the book. I too, scanned several chapters thinking I had missed something - other than the money - Tom needed to pay off a loan by Monday of that week?? Why did he give her the dog?? Other than the ending however, I loved the book and the format - go figure!
Annie posts on 3/26/2006 10:55:44 PM I'm glad to see so many others are having problems figuring out the ending. Based on the previous chapters "Tom" wanted to just be friends not lovers. Why would he buy her a dog and why would he be interested in her money, if she really did have any, because he was scamming his wife's checks.
tadeska posts on 3/1/2006 3:45:18 PM I scanned 15 messages. I agree with all. The ending did not make sense. Did she leave out a critical chapter or two? I figured out the identity of the killer earlier in the book, but the "why and the how" escaped me. She also deviated from her usual format, i.e. flashback chapters and no "Respectfully submitted..." ending. Maybe "T" will be better, or maybe it will be the explanation about the killer in "S".

JJJJ posts on 2/21/2006 10:13:19 AM The format was interesting, but ended up being confusing. Frankly, I don't think Sue Grafton is the BEST mystery writer out there. I reserve her books at the library, or get them at garage sales, and I've read them all, but if I had to pay $25 for any of them, I wouldn't. I think Michael Connolly, Robert Crais, Janet Dawson and several others are even better.
Di posts on 2/9/2006 5:07:33 PM I loved the format of this book and couldn;t put it down. But I agree with everyone else, the ending was weak. There needed to be a final flashback chapter that showed Violet's death. Why was she there? How did he stop her? What was his motivation if he already had the former husband's money coming his way? I loved the book and the characters were fabulous, but the ending really put a damper on the whole thing.
Karen posts on 1/31/2006 1:37:43 PM I'm glad I'm not the only one who had to go back and re-read whole sections of the book to try and understand what happened. I don't want to give it away, but at least one of the lover timelines didn't add up and the murderer seemed to have had his/her problem resolved and didn't need to do what he did. Was the murderer a lover or not? Not clear to me. It was still a good read and I agree with the person who said they enjoy reading more about Kinsey's home life. Which I can't believe I'm saying because I hate cop shows where we know about the cop's home life.
RSmart05 posts on 1/22/2006 2:35:26 PM Is it that simple? Was there more than one person involved in the murder (smoking man in uniform and bulldozer operator Ty saw) or am I just trying to make the conclusion more exciting for myself?
Patti Harrington posts on 1/18/2006 3:03:36 PM What has happened? R for Ricochet was not as bad as The "S" book but both were a great disappointment to me. If the "F" word has now become part of her vocabulary and the vivid sex scenes then I no longer want to read Her books. I usually share my books with others but "S is for Silence" went into the trash.
Babette posts on 1/11/2006 9:59:22 PM I could only get thru 100 or so pages. Have read "A" to "R" and found them thoroughly entertaining. What's going on? Very disappointing.
gstr8addict posts on 1/11/2006 4:35:20 PM Please, don't tell so much of the details. You are spoiling it for the rest of us.
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