U is for Undertow

by Sue Grafton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0230748864 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingearthcaroleannewing of Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on 4/22/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingearthcaroleannewing from Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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Journal Entry 2 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
In 1960s Santa Teresa, California, a child is kidnapped and never returned. Twenty years later, Michael Sutton contacts private detective Kinsey Millhone for help. He claims to have recalled a strange and disturbing memory which might just provide the key to the mystery. He believes he stumbled across the kidnappers burying Mary Claire Fitzhugh's body. Michael's account is indistinct he was only six years old at the time of the kidnapping - and even members of his family try to discredit his evidence. But Kinsey is certain there is something vital within Michael's recollections. And while stepping back into the past, Kinsey discovers more about her own history too...

NB This is a cancelled library book

Journal Entry 3 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
I’m a little bit disappointed. We’ve gone from a little change to her writing style to differing timescales which means this one seems to have a slightly muddled plot. It is not as intriguing as some of her others and I was worried about the ending as the pages diminished. Definitely not as good as others in this series.

Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Released 3 yrs ago (4/22/2020 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom


Sending on to someone whose own bookring stalled.

Journal Entry 5 by JonniC at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, April 27, 2020
Just got these through the post, thank you so so so much for sending them my way, I'm in dire need of reading something good as I've been tackling my mountain TBR and I seem to be picking the not-so-good books lately, so I'm glad I can sit back and enjoy reading this one and the others :) You have made my day :)

Journal Entry 6 by JonniC at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Finished this in September 2020, so sorry for how late my review is but after looking over the blurb, I remember it well - which is always a good sign.

This was an interesting one, especially as I had to remember the fact that Kinsey is in the 1980s and the murder took place 20 years prior, in the 1960s. Jumping back and forth isn't something we're used to when it comes to Sue Grafton and her writing style, yet I feel like she managed to nail it in some ways, although Kinsey Millhone's ramblings can be a bit much while also managing to place the reader right into the scene being described.

I liked the idea that the man who comes to Kinsey for help is also known as a notorious liar and being this sort of character, allows Kinsey to shine as a friendly and understanding character. I do feel that the ending left something to be desired and considering how much detail was included from the get-go, it all just didn't quite feel complete.

Released 2 mos ago (3/27/2023 UTC) at Coffee No1 Newhall Street in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom


Dropped this off at the bookshelf at the back

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