U Is for Undertow

U Is for Undertow

Book - 2009
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Sue Grafton takes the mystery genre to new heights with this twisting, complex #1 New York Times bestseller that draws private investigator Kinsey Millhone into a case shrouded in the sins of the past.

Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone's office with a story to tell. When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, the long-forgotten events have come back to him--and he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.

Kinsey has nearly nothing to go on. Sutton doesn't even know where he was that day--and, she soon discovers, he has a history of what might generously be called an active imagination. Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to track down the so-called burial site. And what's found there pulls her into a hidden current of deceit stretching back more than twenty years...
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009
ISBN: 9780399155970
Branch Call Number: MYS F GRA
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 24 cm

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prettiipreppii May 17, 2017

Was not my fav book or author.Too much of nothing to get to the end. Blah!!

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sheojuk
Jan 24, 2013

Was Sue Grafton always this bad a writer? Is it series fatigue? 25% repetition from earlier books, 10% gross anachronisms, turgid prose, hokey dialogue, predictable plot developments, improbable ending... yeesh.

I plan to skip the rest of the alphabet...

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jdhmsw
Jul 17, 2012

This easy page turner is a delight. Ms G's voice and pace have not deteriorated at all as she makes her way through the alphabet.

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blossom21
Jun 09, 2012

Having read all of Sue Grafton's book I was eager to read her latest and enjoyed it thoroughly as usual.Kinsey Millhone is unchanged and a lot of fun as usual.

btmslt Mar 06, 2012

Another good one from Grafton. This one is interesting because it weaves in and out of various decades to finally reach the end.

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gwendloyn
Sep 13, 2011

EXCELLENT book: As always, Sue Grafton keeps the reader on the edge, until the final words of the book to solve the mystery

joyhuebert Jun 10, 2011

I haven't read a Sue Grafton in a long time, and needed an escape so picked up U. I was surprised by how readable and competent this book was, and how enjoyable to drift along through an interesting, suspenseful story.

Krajzel May 13, 2011

one of Graftons better ones!! Kept the reader spellbound.

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sanderoo
Nov 01, 2010

Loved this book! The format keeps it interesting and fresh. I was so into this one that I actually made PB and pickle sandwiches for myself - and they taste great too!

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GabbyBabylon1944
Sep 19, 2010

It is Sue Grafton. good bok

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