Y Is for Yesterday

Y Is for Yesterday

Book - 2017
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"Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents--until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399163852
0399163859
Characteristics: 483 pages ; 24 cm

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dcafk
Sep 19, 2017

Terrible book. Tedious. Though I've been a fan and read all the "alphabet" novels, I couldn't finish this one. I can only hope Z is better.

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Roundcat
Sep 15, 2017

Sue Grafton has never written a formula book. I was totally taken by surprise at the two resolutions to the two plot lines. Henry, the landlord, has a kind heart, which once again pays off for Kinsey and for several other people as well. The reality of the drudgery of security measures was just so true to life--setting alarms, locking and unlocking after checking out who's at the door, wondering which situations merit carrying a gun, working out to keep strong, and the women's BAM defense class.

debwalker Sep 15, 2017

Another entertaining romp around Santa Teresa/Barbara - now into the late 1980s. Favourite new character - Killer the Dog and his dolly.

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RescueDog
Sep 13, 2017

I loved the book. How does she continue to come up with these unique plots?

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athena14
Sep 10, 2017

Y indeed. I've read from A-Y now and probably will tackle Z. It can't be as bad as Y.

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USAF1969
Sep 09, 2017

Sue Grafton's books are always good and have interesting stories to tell (2 plot lines in this one), and really interesting characters. She is not afraid to call out individual personality quirks and does so in this book as well. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt and some key elements only came together in the Epilogue. Otherwise a great read. Enjoy.

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mjk236sb
Sep 07, 2017

Very good book - two stories developed side by side. Both of them kept you guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat. Looking forward to Z but not to the end of this delightful series. Hoping that Kinsey has a great ending in the last book. ( Although she will pick up the series and start using numbers......

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venetian
Sep 06, 2017

Excellent story, one of her best

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EmilyEm
Sep 02, 2017

A mother asks Kinsey’s help when her family appears the target of an extortionist due to her son’s participation in teen mischief gone wrong ten years before. This sorry band of teenagers and parents would seem a bit grim without the humor of Kinsey’s neighborhood friends and acquaintances or the psychopath Ned who appeared in an earlier book who comes back with vengeance Great read. Kept me guessing.

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rgbrooks
Aug 26, 2017

Loved the book, can't wait for Z.

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