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Book Information: U is for Undertow

U is for Undertow (2009) [Novel]
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Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series, the
Part: 21

Summary (From the publisher):

It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy a beer, but Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the grave and finding the men. It's way more than a long shot, but he's persistent and willing to pay cash up front. Reluctantly, Kinbsey agrees to give him ond day of her time.

But it isn't long before she discovers Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his story true, or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?

Moving effortlessly between the 1980s and the 1960s, and changing points of view as Kinsey pursues witnesses whose accounts often clash, Grafton builds multiple subplots and creates memorable characters. Gradually, we come to see how everything connects in this twisting, complex, surprise-filled thriller. And as always, at the beating heart of her fiction is Kinsey Millhone, a sharp tongued, observant loner who never forgets that under the thin veneer of civility is a roiling dark side to the soul.

Original title: U is for Undertow
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: U is for Undertow

U is for Undertow (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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U is for Undertow (December 1, 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, New York
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 9780399155970
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.4 in
Pages: 403

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