U is for undertow
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Published:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First G.P. Putnam's premium edition.
Physical Desc:
483 pages ; 19 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 20
Status:
Brooklyn Park Library - Paperback Fiction
MD (G)
Mountain Road Library - Paperback Fiction
MD (G)
Severna Park Library - Paperback Fiction
MD (G)
Description
Calling T is for Trespass "taut, terrifying, transfixing and terrific," USA Today went on to ask, "What does it take to write twenty novels about the same character and manage to create a fresh, genre-bending novel every time?" It's a question worth pondering. Through twenty excursions into the dark side of the human soul, Sue Grafton has never written the same book twice. And so it is with this, her twenty-first. Once again, she breaks genre formulas, giving us a twisting, complex, surprise-filled, and totally satisfying thriller. It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth 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 twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. Twenty-one years earlier, 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 discovers 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."
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Linthicum Library - Paperback Fiction
MD (G)
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Mountain Road Library - Paperback Fiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0399575227, 9780399575228
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.6, 20 Points

Notes

General Note
Includes an excerpt of the author's, V is for vengeance.
Description
After a recent reference to a kidnapping triggers a flood of memories, unemployed college dropout Michael Sutton hires Kinsey Millhone to locate a four-year-old girl's remains and find the men who killed her.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Grafton, S. (2016). U is for undertow. First G.P. Putnam's premium edition. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grafton, Sue. 2016. U Is for Undertow. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grafton, Sue, U Is for Undertow. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grafton, Sue. U Is for Undertow. First G.P. Putnam's premium edition. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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