Thursday, January 21, 2010

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

I read several of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone books several years ago and loved them except for the language. I stopped reading her books because of that language. Reading this book reminded of why I liked her books and why I quit reading. She is a very interesting writer but there were way too many f-words, along with some explicit sex scenes. Ugh.
Mary Claire Fitzhugh was a cute little 4-year-old when she was kidnapped, and the mystery of that kidnapping has never been solved. Michael Sutton was 6 at the time of the kidnapping, 21 years ago, but has recently remembered some things that he feels might help solve the case. He seeks out Kinsey's help although she is somewhat skeptical of the accuracy of his memory. The action flips back and forth between the two time periods while Kinsey eeks out the details of the kidnapping, and a related kidnapping of a little girl named Rain. Kinsey also learns more about her family, her grandmother in particular.
It really is an interesting series but I can't recommend it because of all the language. Rated R.


Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I've granted you an award! Enjoy!

Kimi said...

Thank you so much!