U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton

U is for Undertow

By Sue Grafton

  • Release Date: 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 530 Ratings


Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more so when Kinsey Millhone's only lead is a grown man dredging up a repressed childhood memory-of something that may never have happened...


  • U is for Undertow

    By VVStarr
    As always, a great read! And I still have 4 more to look forward to reading before I start with A, again. RIP, Sue. Kinsey lives on.
  • U

    By KismetAZ
    One of the best of the series!
  • Great ending. Too much exposition.

    By Boopany
    Grafton was able to stir my emotions a few times and mostly at the end of the book, but the story covers various people and decades and the set-up and exposition are difficult to follow unless you have long periods of time to read it. I tend to read at night one chapter. This isn't a book for that.
  • U is for Undertow

    By Kawooten
    The best one so far!
  • One of the best in the Series!

    By althea72
    Overall I enjoy Grafton's Kinsey Millhone books but some were a little less exciting & repetitive... NOT U! Loved this book! If you put the alphabet series down to take a break after a few slow ones, pick it back up you'll be pleased!

    By tombreed
    Sue Grafton and Charles Dickens are my favorite authors, Sue for the 20th Century (mine), and Charles for the 19th (hardly a man is now alive...) U(ndertow) may be her BEST BOOK, or maybe that's what I'll say about each, second time around.
  • Disappointing

    By benc'smom
    I've made my way through the rest of the series and found this book the weakest to date. The author appears to have gotten a bit bored with her own series and so has now introduced new devices to keep herself interested (or so it seems). This largely includes skipping back and forth in time and from various characters' points of view. For the first time, I found myself skimming whole paragraphs of on of Ms. Grafton's books due to my own boredom with the tangential, wordy "historic" detail entirely irrelevant to either the plot or an understanding of the characters. There were multiple inconsistencies (including a very central one pertaining to the timing of a the witnessing of a key element if the crime) which are never explained or resolved (did he see what he saw? If so, when? How does this square with other information?). The book did NOT really explore the issue of false memories except in a tangential plot point that was awkward. It did not tie together the prior elements of an event of "false memory" with current issues except in a rather pasted-on and lumbering manner. Very disappointing.
  • Grafton does it again.

    By JaeElle1
    I never get tired of Kinsey. Thanks, Sue!
  • U is for Undertow

    By Alphabet Mysteries
    This was the best of all the Alphabet Mysteries! Kinsey has developed and so has the author.
  • Great story telling

    By gmb123999
    I so enjoy reading her books. The story always has enough drama and suspense to keep me wanting to read another page.