U is for Undertow

by Sue Grafton (Macmillan) ISBN: 9780230711372

 

Grafton continues her relentless march through the alphabet. 

 

I feel obliged to read these because I grew up reading about Kinsey Millhone and her odd flat, her ancient landlord, and her strange eating habits. 

 

What frustrates me the most is that Kinsey is stuck in time. Grafton refuses to move her into a world with a computer, a social network or a cell phone. 

 

Michael Sutton asks Kinsey to investigate a memory he has of a child being kidnapped when he was a 6-year-old. The story flips between the 1960s and the 1980s. 

 

However, Grafton remains a superb writer and the book is worth reading. 

 

Amanda Patterson

3.5/5

 

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