K IS FOR KILLER by Sue Grafton read by Mary Peiffer

Lorna Kepler, a stunning loner, dies suddenly. Her body is so badly decomposed when someone eventually finds it in the lonely hut she called home, the cops think she may have died of natural causes. But she was only 24 years old and in perfect health.

Her mother hires Kinsey Milhone to investigate. And what a tangled mess it is!

Lorna led a complex life. By day a receptionist and college student, by night she connected with powerful men, wiling to pay a fortune for her “services.”

This volume leads us into the dark side of life in southern California. As usual, Ms. Grafton’s writing is impeccable, and her plot twists so deft that even I couldn’t figure out what was going on until the very end. Five stars.