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U Is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
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Jul 10, 2011

did not like it

First of all, I want to clarify that when I picked-up this book, I had realistic expectations. I was not expecting great literature. I just wanted an entertaining, suspense light-read. This book didn't even provide that.

I do not understand so many positive ratings on this book. I do acknowledge that I picked it up without having read anything else in the series. However, I didn't like anything about it. There is absolutely nothing special about Grafton's writing style. She overly describes every little thing. She can fill-up pages describing the type/color/smell of the wood used to build a door. She will talk forever about the complete history of every street around the corner. I found myself literally skipping pages and pages of purely descriptive non-sense that added absolutely no value to the plot. To make it even worse, the plot is absolutely dull, it is difficult to believe that Kinsey will actually continue with an investigation based on some vague memory of the burial of a death dog. The author makes an effort on justifying the detectives reasons to do so, but they are not convincing at all. And the worst part is that the whole mystery is solved half-way into the plot. You are hoping for some event that will create a twist, but it never happens. You already know who did it and why it was done way before the ending. First and last book I ever read from this author.

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Barb Lawrence I completely agree. I couldn't get invested in any of the characters. The whole hippie blah blah blah...whatever. I couldn't wait for those characters to be over.

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