U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

U is for Undertow
(Kinsey Millhone #21)
by Sue Grafton

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What fascinates me about life is that now and then the past rises up and declares itself. Afterward, the sequence of events seems inevitable, but only because cause and effect have been aligned in advance. It’s like a pattern of dominoes arranged upright on a tabletop. With the flick of your finger, the first tile topples into the second, which in turn tips into the third, setting in motion a tumbling that goes on and on, each tile knocking over its neighbor until all of them fall down. Sometimes the impetus is pure chance, though I discount the notion of accidents. Fate stitches together elements that seem unrelated on the surface. It’s only when the truth emerges you see how the bones are joined and everything connects.

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His hesitation was one of those nearly imperceptible blips that indicates internal editing. “My parents are gone.”

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31 comments on “U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

  1. I am so behind with this series as I just finished A a few months ago, I need to get the next one. 🙂

    Stormi

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  2. I’ve read a couple of Sue Grafton’s “alphabet” books and enjoyed them. Maybe it’s time to read the whole series! I like the opening to this one, as well as the Teaser.
    My Tuesday post features THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS.

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  3. As you know, I LOVE this series….and this one was very good. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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  4. Literary Feline says:

    Of course I would read this one! I think I’m actually up to this one in the series, having last read T. I really should catch up in the series. It’s one of my favorites.

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    • Dagny says:

      Usually I read these as soon as they’re out in paperback, but I got a couple of books behind. Don’t remember why, probably just general busyness. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. Beth F says:

    I too am way behind in this series — but yes, I intend to catch up.

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    • Dagny says:

      They go pretty fast, Beth. This paperback seems to be longer than the usual, at least the type seems smaller. Maybe I’m just getting old and spoiled from Readers where I can enlarge the font. Not minding the length though as it’s quite an interesting tale and I’m curious to see how it all ties together.

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  6. fuonlyknew says:

    My mother is current on this series. I’m way behind! Gotta love that writing. Great teaser.

    Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/11/teaser-tuesdays-125-a-big-little-life-by-dean-koontz/

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    • Dagny says:

      Ha, ha. That just goes to prove the old adage that Moms know best.

      Thanks for leaving your link to the Dean Koontz book. I wasn’t even aware that he’d written any non-fiction.

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  7. Kay says:

    As much as I love mystery series, this is not one of my favorites. I think I’ve read 3 of them. However, perhaps I should reconsider. You’ve shared ‘U’ and Laurel shared ‘X’. I could start at the end and work backwards. LOL

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    • Dagny says:

      LOL, Kay. I liked the early ones also, only a couple of clunkers along the way. But we all have different tastes. There have been some mystery series that came recommended to me which I tried and didn’t like.

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  8. Vicki says:

    I haven’t started this series so I’d not keep reading 😦

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  9. Diane says:

    Have not tried this author in years so I;m probably on D — LOL Hope you enjoy this one.

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  10. Yvonne says:

    I haven’t read any of this series but heard wonderful things about it. I have alot to catch up on though.

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    • Dagny says:

      It’s one of the series I’ve been reading the longest. For a while I was reading Grafton, Muller and Paretsky – all those female P.I.s Thanks for coming by to comment.

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  11. I haven’t read any book in this series, but now after reading your teasers, I’m seriously contemplating on getting these books, the author’s words are lyrical 🙂 Thanks for sharing your teaser and for the recent visit on mine :0

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  12. Paige says:

    I’ve never read a Sue Grafton novel but I’ve always been curious (same with Evanovich and Patterson). Have you read the rest of the series or is this one your first Grafton?

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  13. Fred Runk says:

    Dagny,

    Opening Lines:

    “It was a wind-created hell in which the man who called himself Joe Fisher walked northward towards the small township of Carie, in the far west of New South Wales.

    Somewhere west of Central Australia was born the gale of wind this day lifting high the sand from Sturt’s country–that desert of sand ranges lying along the north-eastern frontier of South Australia–to carry it eastward into New South Wales, across the Gutter of Australia, even to the Blue Mountains, and then into the distant Pacific.”

    Arthur W. Upfleld: The Winds of Evil, No. 5 in Upfield’s Inspector Napoleon (Bony) Bonaparte series featuring the half Aborigine/half Caucasian detective. Each novel is independent so they can be read in any order. I however have decided to read them in publication order.

    I haven’t read any of the Grafton novels so far, but who knows….OOTD.

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    • Dagny says:

      You know, I read one of Upfield’s “Bony” novels, maybe two ages ago. Had forgotten completely about them. Thanks for the reminder, Fred.

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      • Fred Runk says:

        Dagny,

        Same here. Years ago I had read several and then just recently I ran across a reference to them and decided to start from the beginning. I will have to get most of them, though, through InterLibraryLoan as my local library has only a few.

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