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3.0002804262479 out of 53.0002804262479 out of 53.0002804262479 out of 53.0002804262479 out of 53.0002804262479 out of 5 3.00 (10,698 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by L | 2/17/2014

    " If you want a good, fun read with a smart, spunky woman detective, Grafton is your author. You won't find much social commentary or political analysis, but she delivers a solid mystery, just enough personal life to make Kinsey interestingly human without detracting from the main event, and a really swell living space. (I found myself wanting to move as I read.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcia | 2/14/2014

    " Nice mode of storytelling in this one, bouncing back and forth between the past - when the crime was committed - and the present when Kinsey is on the case. I never fail to enjoy this series from Grafton, been reading them since C was the newest (and that's a long time ago!). "

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

    " Enjoyed it, as I always do enjoy spending a couple of days with Kinsey. But unless I missed something there are things in the plot that didn't get tied up at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynda | 2/7/2014

    " Another in Sue Grafton's alphabet series. Just a nice mystery. My favorite character may be the next door neighbor/landlord of the PI main character. "

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