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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Abridged edition (12 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044901004X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449010044
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 910,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As this master of suspense continues to demonstrate in superb mystery after mystery, there are more ugly twists in the human heart than there are letters in the alphabet."
-"Entertainment Weekly"

"It's as if Grafton purposely begins with a standard situation-and then gleefully sets about breaking every cardinal rule of the mystery novel."
-"Los Angeles Times Book Review"

?As this master of suspense continues to demonstrate in superb mystery after mystery, there are more ugly twists in the human heart than there are letters in the alphabet.?
?"Entertainment Weekly"

?It's as if Grafton purposely begins with a standard situation?and then gleefully sets about breaking every cardinal rule of the mystery novel.?
?"Los Angeles Times Book Review"



"Expect to be spellbound."


"Has this reliable series lost its addictive appeal? Not at all."


"Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters at her disposal."

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The twenty first novel in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series, now with a stunning new look --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
"Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall." -- Psalm 35:8

Masterful 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?
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This is another great book in this series and well up to Sue Grafton's usual standard. As always, there are red herrings along the way, but the conclusion is completely satisfying. I like the way Kinsey is so tough on the outside but hidden depths are proving her to be softer on the inside than she would like to accept...
Buy it, read it, love it and let's hope Sue makes it to Z.
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I usually love Sue's books and while this one was ok. It was just OK. There is no real suspense or drama, no nail biting climax and no surprises here. There are too many co-incidences happening after the 21 years after the crime and I get fustrated by Sue's descriptions of everything, she never used to be like this.

Every single person has to have a full in depth back ground description has to be physically described, every room she enters has to be described down to the carpet pattern. She can't just pull into a car park, she has to indicate left, push the button and wait for a timed ticket etc etc it's a bit too much and I sometimes wish she would just get on with the story. I've read lots of books that don't need that kind of description everywhere.

The story was a little dull, not alot happens and I'm not that fussed about Kinsey's family drama's actually either so I was a little disappointed with this book but I've loved some of her earlier stuff so never mind. I hope the next one will be better.
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I was pleased to reconnect with my friend Kinsey Milhone in 'U for Undertow'. Sue Grafton has created a community of people in these books that is totally believable and likeable. Each novel is as good as the last; the quality of the writing and plotting is top notch. I would recommend a newcomer to these books to do themselves a favour, buy the lot, and enjoy.
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I am half-way through the latest Sue Grafton (I own all the previous ones too) and am finding it hugely entertaining, as usual. It is amazing she should have reached "U", but still has a few left which I hope will be forthcoming. She seems to limit herself to one a year, which makes sense.
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Oh yes this is a story that has so many twists and turns. it tends to be quite different from many of the other books in this series. There is a lot of lash backs, but it is so well done it is not confusing or irritating. I do not normally like a lot of flash backs but this is woven into the story very well. It also clarifies, who all the people are and how they fit into the story. In some cases some of the flash backs could be stories in their own right.
i really enjoyed this fast past book. Kinsey Millhone and her landlord Henry and the other characters are there but less prominent than usual.
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The previous reviewers have said just about all I wanted to say about this latest book of Sue Grafton's. I just wanted to add that I love Sue Grafton Alphabet series. I love the apparently quiet, methodical way her character of Kinsey goes about her day. In this book, one of the characters is an author so budding writers who are also Sue Grafton readers get an added few tips on the craft of writing! Henry and Rosie only make a couple of brief appearances and although the story didn't suffer without them - in fact Henry does play a brief but important part in the story's outcome - I was sorry not to see more of them. But I know the the editor's pen has to make hard decisions and maybe we'll see more of Henry in the next book.

So. if you were wondering if it's worth buying this latest book from Sue Grafton even though it'll be cheaper in paperback, I'd say yes, go ahead, you won't be disappointed and you'll enjoy it!
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