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U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

This is #21 in her Kinsey Millhone (alphabet) series. Another enjoyable book.
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?

Currently reading sins of the Father by Patricia Sprinkle.

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elyse
Jan. 8th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
What is she going to do when she runs out of the alphabet? I've always wondered that.
katsurian
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Alpha Wolf, Beta Carotene, Gamma Radiation, Delta House, Epsilon Eridani...
Actually, she says that Z is for Zero will be the final book in the series.
sillyliss
Jan. 9th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Whoa, she is getting close to the end.

I have U checked out from the library on audiobook but I haven't taken it to the car yet. I have read a few of the beginning letters (maybe up to G) and while I don't think they are Agatha Christie level outstanding, they are enjoyable and are pretty darn good. :) (Better than anything I could write, let's just say!)

I picked up U because I knew you were reading it. :) But now...to actually listen to it!
katsurian
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Another 6 years if the Mayan calendar is incorrect. Otherwise, she'll end up on X. :\

I know you have a long drive to work. How long does it usually take you to listen to an audiobook?
sillyliss
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
It depends on the length of the audiobook, but I spend about 9 to 10 hours each week driving, so that's usually long enough for most unabridged audiobooks.
katsurian
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
and I thought my 30 minute rush hour traffic commute was bad. :( I can understand why you want to move closer to town.
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