Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday

By Sue Grafton

  • Release Date: 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 350 Ratings)

Description

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone confronts her darkest and most disturbing case in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Sue Grafton.

In 1979, 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...

Reviews

  • Y is for yesterday

    5
    By Toto Lee Lunes
    I read this after learning of Grafton’s death. Objectively, it was not, in my opinion, one of her best. But I was so sad about the end of the series that I devoured every word like it was a last meal. We will never have closure. We will never know any more about the cast of characters Grafton created.
  • Y why did you have to leave all of us

    5
    By LeezerKlein
    You were great started with A. Thank you for years of great writing you will be missed. Hope someone will finish Z for you
  • Not my favorite, but a good read

    4
    By Rouvibing
    I’ve read all of this series in order. Some of them are great, a couple are so-so, this one is alright, but not the best. The main story is good, but the backstory is a bit repetitive. Still worth reading if you are a fan, just not among my favorites from Sue Grafton.
  • Best Yet

    5
    By Alailima
    I would rate this as her best yet. Like a master magician, she constantly shifts the focus from one suspect to another, until the reader is hopelessly entangled in a kaleidoscope of theories. One thing she does which she has never done before: she neatly concludes every tale she started. That leaves the reader satisfied, but horrified that this might be her last...
  • The series ended many books ago

    1
    By Boopany
    This is sad. I was really looking forward to this book. I literally skipped hundreds of pages and it still made sense. I ended up not finishing. She can’t possibly wrap up Kinsey in Z and didn’t try here to begin. Kinsey’s life’s questions will have to remain unanswered because this was the last book for me. I will read them over up until about the mid alphabet when they were still something. So sad.
  • Y is for Yesterday

    3
    By Jperkwerk
    I was disappointed. Had a hard time keeping up with the characters and jumping back and forth in time. Found myself speed-reading to get done. Not her usual quality.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Vermontbeth
    Love this series. Sad we are getting close to the end of the alphabet. Highly recommend.
  • Y is for Yesterday

    5
    By Momchar/oma
    Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone never fails to engage readers as she meanders through Santa Teresa to solve her mysteries. The only negative about Y is that it is right before Z...and that is a sad thing for fans.
  • Ghost Writer?

    1
    By melodyve
    "A-X" I've loved Sue Grafton novels. Then their was "Y". Boring, repetitive, mean spirited even. Opinion: There is no way Sue Grafton wrote this book. I always smile as our hero weaves her way through daily life. "Y"? No humor. Skip this one .& find another heroine!
  • NOT her best

    2
    By Tom*sTilly
    Confusion abounds; names and descriptions of characters blend together - you'll need a scorecard to keep up with this twisty plot. This is the only one of Nevada Barr's books i really can't recommend but I'm sure her loyal fans (me included) will just have to read it.

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