Grafton has crafted a gripping story. Kinsey Milhone is a savvy private eye from the late 80s who uses both her inquiring mind and desire for answers to pursue her client's investigation. Add a good dose of serendipity and she solves a 20 year old murder before the police have enough hard evidence to act, but not soon enough to stop a second murder. Well-written with plenty of plot twists, this book was worth listening to and will likely be listened to again. I have read a number of Grafton's books and look forward to "V".
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This is my first Sue Grafton book. I gave it a try after seeing it on the NY Times Best Sellers list. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and story line. The way Sue drifts back and forth from the sixties to the eighties helps you appreciate the entire novel and the way her mind works to tell the story. It reminds me of when my grandmother used to tell stories about a certain time in history only to make a point about what is happening in the NOW. Therefore, the book really held my interest.
The only thing that bored me was when Sue weaved in information about Kinsey Millhone. If she would have introduced the character with a shroud of mystery, I would have anticipated what would happen next.
About half way through the book, Sue unveiled the identity of the kidnappers which I thought was too predictable. My only anticipation at that point was to find out how the book would end. For this story line I would have preferred being in suspense until the last chapter. Because I like it when authors add a twist at the end.
Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series continues to provide good stories. This time Kinsey has to explore a side of her rarely seen in previous novels, but it rounds her out as a person. Judy Kaye is the voice of Kinsey Millhone. If you enjoyed A-T, you'll enjoy U. The down side is that there is only 5 books left in this series.
I could not stop listening to U is for Undertow. I always wonder if the next could possibly be as good as the last but she outdid herself this time. I absolutely loved it.
The book was as enjoyable as the rest of her series, but I'm puzzled. I often listen in bed at night, and do a lot of rewinding the next day, but I'm unaware that the time discrepancy between when Mike says he saw the men and the Disneyland birthday trip was ever resolved! Anyone?
We have enjoyed many of Sue Grafton's books and looked forward to this one. "U" is boring, redundant, predictable, and sometimes offensive. "U" is likely to be the last Sue Grafton we will listen to.