U IS FOR UNDERTOW
It's hard to believe that this is the 21st book featuring private detective Kinsey Millhone. Grafton's gift is that she keeps readers wanting more. In this outing, she's set up an intricate plot that moves seamlessly back and forth between the 1960s and the '80s. The pieces of a giant puzzle are parceled out a little bit at a time, which keeps readers guessing how it will all come together. The overriding theme here is family and how time and circumstance change the dynamics of that unit. As Kinsey brings this case together, she makes some discoveries about her mother's family that have her looking at her childhood in a new way.