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Y is for Yesterday (A Kinsey Millhone Novel) (original 2017; edition 2018)

by Sue Grafton (Author)

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Title:Y is for Yesterday (A Kinsey Millhone Novel)
Authors:Sue Grafton (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2018), Edition: Reprint, 496 pages
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The story commences in 1979 at a private school that overlooks risky behaviour when high academic achievement is maintained. A group of four boys make a video of their raping of a female classmate.who claims that it was all a lark that she participated in. The ring leader, Austin,is angry at a classmate named Sloan and he has her shunned. When she challenges him about it that he did so she would be eliminated from an award competition so he could win, he leads her to the wilderness where he has another student kill her. All four individuals are aressyed and two go to jail.

Ten years later Kinsey is called in by one of the parents because the rape video has surfaced with a ransom demand or it will be sent to the police which would lead lead to their son going to jail again.
They want her find it.

Meanwhile, Ned Lowe the man who nearly killed in "W" has returned to town and starts terrorizing people who may have evidence that could convict him. Kinsey has security systems installed at her home and office but Ned still makes fife for dangerous.

This was her last novel in the alphabet series. ( )
  lamour | Aug 14, 2019 |
I returning ex-con and a blackmail attempt digs up the events that put the man in jail. ( )
  addunn3 | Aug 1, 2019 |
Reviews: I believe this was her last book. It reads as if she and someone else wrote it because it’s not as tight and smooth flowing and plot is hard to follow.
Quality: good but her other books in this A-Z series are much better ( )
  RickWeaver | Apr 22, 2019 |
When I started this, the alphabet still ended at "Z."

Bittersweet to finish this book just after Grafton herself has left this mortal plain. There will be no "Z" and Kinsey will have to live on in A-Y alone.

There were a lot of twists and turns and typical Kinsey-in-danger moments - I certainly enjoyed the book, though, I think it could have been tightened up. I got a little tired of the jumps between 1979 and 1989 as we slowly got details of the original murder in the story.

Still, I enjoyed the story and the am happy for all the volumes in Kinsey's career. I first read these as audiobooks read, like this one, by Judy Kaye. She will always be the voice of Kinsey Milhone in my mind.
  mrklingon | Apr 22, 2019 |
very good indepth story. lits of twists and turns. ( )
  sandra.pinkerton83 | Apr 16, 2019 |
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This book is dedicated to those in our small clan who will carry forward into the future: Addison and Taylor, Kinsey and Houston, Erin and Daniel, and Jacob. May you live with honesty, integrity, and compassion, offering the occasional heartfelt hurrahs to your ancient Nana, who loves you beyond belief.
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Iris stood at the counter in the school office, detention slip in hand, anticipating a hand-smack from Mr. Lucas, the vice principal.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399163859, Hardcover)

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 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…

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:02:35 -0500)

"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"--… (more)

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