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Grafton, Sue | U is for Undertow | Signed First Edition Copy
U is for Undertow | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book

U IS FOR UNDERTOW by Sue Grafton

U is for Undertow Sue Grafton signed first edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. December 2009 NY: Penguin A New York Times Bestseller! ISBN 9780399155970
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It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday and she's alone in her office doing 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 booze, but Michael Sutton is 27, an unemployed college drop-out. Twenty-one years before, a four-year old girl disappeared. A recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories.

Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial when he was six years old. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the child’s remains and finding the men who killed her. It’s a long shot but he's willing to pay cash up front and Kinsey agrees to give him one day. As her investigation unfolds, she finds out Michael Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his current story true or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?

Grafton moves the narrative between the eighties and the sixties, changing points of view, building multiple subplots, and creating memorable characters. Gradually, we see how they all connect. But at the beating center of the novel is Kinsey Millhone, sharp-tongued, observant, a loner—"a heroine," said The New York Times Book Review, "with foibles you can laugh at and faults you can forgive."

“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

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5 of 5 Excellent! January 8, 2020
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5 of 5 U is for Undertow / Mystery April 25, 2010
Reviewer: M. Clement from COLLEGE STATION, TX United States  
This novel deals with the potential of false memory syndrome which occurs under hypnosis.  Michael Sutton approaches Kinsey about a recovered memory of his about the unsolved disappearance of 4-year-old Mary Claire Fitzhugh.  Can Michael be believed.  He has the reputation of "the boy crying wolf." Nothing is ever as it seems for Kinsey. Once again, she is drawn into finding out what is true and not true on the old case file of 1972.  Subplot continues with Kinsey trying to establish her true feelings about her recently revealed relatives.

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