This was a book club book and considering it is something like 22 in the Kinsey series, comes with good pedigree. And in the main Sue Grafton delivers on our expectations. This is a very well written book, the characters are brilliantly defined and the perspective of first person interspersed with third person narrative worked very well.
The trouble was the story. There was very little of it. Grafton spent so much time giving the characters flesh and bones but did very little with them. Nothing shocking happens, major story points are clearly signalled, you feel intentionally, and there is very little in the way of violence. In fact, considering the nature of the story, it feels like she veers away from it deliberately.
Which built the impression as I worked through the pages that Grafton's target audience is some way older than her main character's 38 years.