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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date:
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It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th 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 27, 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 80s and the 60s, 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ljstubbs | 2/19/2014

    " The best yet? Maybe, it was certainly a great read and quite different from the previous letters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane Brant | 2/18/2014

    " What a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon read....a trip down memory lane as well with hippyville of the 60s revisited, maybe with less than flattering editorial implications as child abuse/abandonment occurs. Grafton does not disappoint her readers in this book; Kinsey is engaged and feels quite believable for her systematic investigation of a "cold case". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/11/2014

    " I like this series, but was disappointed that this one had some gratuitous junk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 2/10/2014

    " Kinsey and her peanutbutter and pickle sandwiches never get old. "

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