Saturday, March 19, 2011
U Is For Undertow by Sue Grafton
I was delighted to find this "U"(latest book) from the Big Bad Wolf Sale. RM8. Paperback but large print. Let's hope I will be able to get my hands on book V to Z. I wonder what she would write after she completed book A to Z.
Anyway, in this book Kinsey Millhone was approached by Michael Sutton to investigate a "memory". Michael "remembered" an incident when he was 6 years old where he witness two "pirates" burying a treasury in someones backyard.
This memory happen to pop up when he was watching a show about a little girl kidnapped around that time and the case was never solved. He managed to put two and two together and come out with the "pirates" were actually burying the little girl's body.
Soon after, Kinsey starts to investigate she found that there are many holes in Michael's "recollection". Nevertheless, she is convinced that there is something vital in Michael's story.
She started digging and she made some people very nervous. They have things that they wish to forget.
Unlike her previous books, this books seems to touch on family relationships. Particularly about parents and their kids.
Though the book have no car chase nor action packed plots but it's still an enjoyable read. Sue Grafton managed to use flash back to bring readers up todate on what happen in the past. Maybe that's why the book is name "U is for Undertow". There seems to be an undertow current in the past events.
Am looking forward to getting my hands on her next book- V is for....... I wonder what will be the title.