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U Is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
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Mar 15, 2010

Read in March, 2010

Sue Grafton first introduced us to private eye Kinsey Millhone in her 1982 mystery novel A is for Alibi, creating a bestselling and popular series. Now on the 21st letter of the alphabet, U is for Undertow continues to be relevant, intriguing, and moving. Shifting time between 1988 and 1972, the story focuses on family conflicts, recovered memories, and an unsolved kidnapping. Michael Sutton hires Kinsey to investigate his claim that he remembers seeing two men burying something after the disappearance of four-year-old Mary Claire Fitzhugh. Each chapter, told from differing points of view, provides another clue to the puzzle linking the past to the present. Believable characters and dialogue and a compelling story combine to make Grafton’s latest another page-turner, even if it is more of a “why” than a “who"dunit. (Laura H., Reader's Services)

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