Sue Grafton takes the mystery genre to new heights with this twisting, complex 1 New York Times bestseller that draws private investigator Kinsey Millhone into a case shrouded in the sins of the past.Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone s office with a story to tell When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure Now, all these years later, the long forgotten events have come back to himand he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.Kinsey has nearly nothing to go on Sutton doesn t even know where he was that dayand, she soon discovers, he has a history of what might generously be called an active imagination Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to track down the so called burial site And what s found there pulls her into a hidden current of deceit stretching back than twenty years...
|Title||:||U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, Band 21)|
|Publisher||:||G.P Putnam s Sons 1 M rz 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Seiten|
|File Size||:||985 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, Band 21) Reviews
Kinsey Millhone ist visited in the April of 1988 by a young man who wants her to investigate in a 20 year old kidnapping-case. At first it looks all very promising but then Kinsey and some police-men find themselves with egg in their faces. But since some inconsistencies remain, Kinsey decides to keep investigating on her own - and she learns a lot about the 6os and how some people survived them.In a B-story we also learn more about Kinsey's family and its history, which is also quite interesting. As is the reading about solving a kidnapping-case without a mobiel-phone or the internet. Nice read.
Die Ausflüge in die Vergangenheit sind etwas langatmig. Sonst gute Geschichte, wie gewohnt bei Sue Grafton spannend und flüssig zu lesen.
I have every one of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries, and I like them all. Including her latest one. But: 'U is for Undertow' is more clinical than the others. It is crafted well, of course, and the story holds water. Yet what I like about the series are the glimpses into the life of Kinsey, and such are few in this novel. No prolonged conversations with Henry, squabbels with Rosie, or anything about her relationship with Cheney Phillips. I wasn't rooting for Kinsey because she didn't need any help. 'U is for Undertow' feels like an interim novel ... perhaps the next one will be great, then.
Its now been nearly 30 years since Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone to us, and while we got older just that much, Kinsey moved on only 6 years, and lives in 1988 now. I personally started reading Graftons books at about the letter H, and moved my way backwards and forwards through the series ever since, first only in german, and now I much prefer the original.While I thought "S is for ... " and "T is for..." slightly boring to be honest, Grafton - and Kinsey - bounce back to wonderful form in this latest novel. Grafton once again abandoned the "I only" - report style of the early books, and throws in bits of a story-line Kinsey cannot know about; in going back in time she (Grafton) creates a wonderful tension that does make the book nearly unputdownable. Contrary to -say- the VI Warshawski mysteries Kinsey remains unpolitical, and still has no boyfriend, but she does investigate with all the zest, and if she continues in this form, I for one will be very sad to see this series end after just 5 more books.A must for all Fans, and - why not?- as good a book to start and detect Kinsey Millhone.
"Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;Into that very destruction let him fall." -- Psalm 35:8Masterful Sue Grafton deftly handles three timeframes in this story of love and betrayal. The "present" is 1988, the mystery's past is found in the 1963 through 1967 period. Her own family's history is revealed for the period of the mid to late 1950s. The artful Grafton moves smoothly from one time to another, much in the way that our attention can shift rapidly from observation to memory and back again. Rarely does she let the current day intrude into the earlier time periods with inadvertent missteps. It's impressive.Were you ever fascinated by watching carefully lined-up dominoes be rapidly toppled, one after another, after the first one in the sequence is tipped over? If so, you'll love this story. The plot is built around that device. One action or event triggers another, and another, and so on until no more dominoes are standing. It's the most difficult kind of plot to develop in a credible way, and Ms. Grafton carries it off very well indeed.As the book opens, the local police have sent Michael Sutton over with a story about having seen as a child two men burying a mysterious bundle about the time when a little girl had been kidnapped (who was never found, even though the ransom was paid). Sutton is convinced that the two events have something in common and is willing to pay for a day of Kinsey Millhone's time to check it out. A lot of what he wants Kinsey to do he could do himself, so he's holding something back. With her usual doggedness, Kinsey makes fast work of the case and helps Sutton locate the site of the burial. What will they find?In the same way that a newspaper story about the old kidnapping triggered Sutton's memory, the search for the burial site triggers more unexpected reactions and events. And on the story develops. One little thing leads to another, and before long the consequences of secret sins inexorably reveal themselves with lethal consequences. Ms. Grafton does a superb job of keeping the details of who did what, when, and where mysterious until just before the very end. It's excellent plot-development sleight of hand at work.Although Kinsey is a private detective, there's a lot of the police procedural about this book that will reward those who like stories about careful, thorough investigations.The book's major theme moves beyond crime and detection to explore what makes a family. You'll naturally see more bad examples than good ones. At the end, you'll probably be re-examining your own family relationships.Ms. Grafton seems determined to lift this series higher and higher by extending the challenges she addresses in the stories and the issues she addresses. Once again she succeeds.Brava, Ms. Grafton!