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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (1 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: December 2009 ISBN: 9780739323229
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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 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 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 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 April | 2/10/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie Bickers | 2/9/2014

    " I have read all the books in this series this book jumped around from different characters and kept u on ure toes almost the whole time I love Sue and Kinsey "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/3/2014

    " Good as always with this series, but the last two books have had a sad edge to them. It also ended rather quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oldesq | 2/1/2014

    " Although a fun read which keeps you guessing- there is a major plot hole in this book which is never resolved and goes to the heart of the action. Kinsey is as quirky and intelligent as ever but the bad guys are too muddy and unformed. Grafton is getting to the end of the alphabet on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 1/26/2014

    " Grafton as usual. A more developed characterization of Lindsey Milhone. It's a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 1/19/2014

    " What can I say? I love Kinsey so I like to read about her life and how she lives. She lives alone and is a neat freak in 1988. Who doesn't what to relive the 80's? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/19/2014

    " I forgot how much I like these books! 3.5 at least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali Thomas | 1/9/2014

    " This was my first Sue Grafton book and I really enjoyed it. The ending was somewhat anti-climatic but it was a good read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Walin | 1/9/2014

    " I've always enjoyed the atmosphere of this series. The intervals between the novels have streched a bit too long, but after a few tens of pages I was immersed again. A solid sample of the genre, enjoyable reading from the lighter end of the spectrum. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terribrown | 12/26/2013

    " All are fun quick reads.... Love the character and neighbor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marylu Sanok | 12/24/2013

    " This was one of my least favorites of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/4/2013

    " had read before; listened to audiobook 4/16/2013 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meaghan | 11/6/2013

    " Pretty good, a new Kinsey Milhone always has a comforting sameness plus a few twists, this fits the bill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 10/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this book one of Sue's better books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JenniferB | 10/19/2013

    " I have read this whole series and still really enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/24/2013

    " 3 and a half. I think Sue Grafton did a fine job telling this story between decades, but I prefer her writing to stick to Kinsey and the forensic solving of the crimes rather than taking me back into the lives of the participants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roula Yokoi | 3/11/2013

    " This was a very engaging book, though I found the ending to be a bit predictable. I'll definitely look for some more titles by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Odoublegood | 12/28/2012

    " workmanlike escape reading, but a particularly unpleasant plot line "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Harnish | 8/6/2012

    " confusing around the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/14/2012

    " A fun read for the end of the summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Shortt | 3/4/2012

    " A big improvement over T, Grafton has stepped up her game. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/10/2012

    " This was one of her better ones in the series. A lot going on and you really didn't know who done it until towards the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri K | 2/9/2012

    " i always love the kinsey milhone books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherie | 11/16/2011

    " I love Kinsey Milhone. And I like that Sue Grafton keeps her in the 80's. I've read all of them, starting with A. Looking forward to V us for Vengeance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Davies | 8/3/2011

    " Great, its such a clever story, very cunningly and deliciously delivered so it leaves me wanting to find out more. The way that Ms Grafton uses me....well!. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 7/30/2011

    " The book had a good plot, but had a few paragraphs where the information I could've done without. Also felt like the end wrapped up too quickly for the suspense the book had built up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/24/2011

    " I have really enjoyed this whole series. This book was no exception. Sue Grafton has a writing style that just grabs and spins me in her web. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margiek2000 | 5/24/2011

    " "U" could be for unexpected, too. Imagine my surprise when Sue called and asked if she could use our names in this book. No kidding - page 50! I love wondering what the title of the next book will be. I bet Kinsey could figure it out!! Ready for the next one!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/23/2011

    " For some reason, this just wasn't what I expected from Grafton and I have to admit that the mystery style in this one didn't end as interestingly as I'd hoped... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 5/23/2011

    " Great plot. Now I am going to have to go back and pick up the books I've missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/22/2011

    " I've enjoyed everyone of Sue Grafton's books. She 'hooks' me on the very first page and everything gets put aside until I've finished the book. Now I can't wait for her next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tegan | 5/18/2011

    " one of my favorites in this series! seemless transitions from present day to the past and a very entertaining storyline! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/14/2011

    " Sue Grafton gets better and better...so good every single time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes | 5/13/2011

    " Usual Kinsey Milhone tale - she gets involved, continues on like a terrier with a rt, and finally prevails. Did enjoy learning more about her family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/8/2011

    " I liked it. Grafton really does the whole set up well, and keeps you guessing until the end when everything comes together. This one was a bit different with skipping back and forth in time for the different characters, but I still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evie | 5/6/2011

    " Although it was an entertaining read, I found some aspects pretty hard to believe. For instance, after 20 years, I don't believe that a six year old could remember the face of a person he saw once. Do you remember anything you did when you were six years old with any clarity? I don't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 5/5/2011

    " My guilty pleasure. I LOVE these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 4/28/2011

    " Another in the Kinsey Milhone series-Grafton will soon run out of letters. In this one Kinsey investigates the disappearance of a little girl 20 years ago and deals with her mother's newly found family with some new info on that score. Good mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/27/2011

    " Good as always with this series, but the last two books have had a sad edge to them. It also ended rather quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/26/2011

    " I really like this continuing series! "

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